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Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Datum:Mittwoch 28 Juni 1944
Zeit:15:15
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-60A-5-LO Lodestar
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-55896
Werknummer: 18-2301
Baujahr: 1942
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,6 km (1 Meilen) E of Monroe-Selman Field, LA (   USA)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Monroe County Airport, AL (MVC/KMVC), USA
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
During takeoff for a local navigation flight, the no. 1 engine began to misfire. The aircraft got airborne and the undercarriage was retracted. The left wing dropped and the C-60 began to turn to the left. At that time the no. 2 engine also misfired. The pilot attempted to level the wings for a forced landing but the airplane crashed into a wooded area.

Informationsquelle:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 2: July 1943-July 1944 / Anthony J. Mireles


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