Descripción del Accidente ASN 12 AUG 1944 Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3) 42-24176 - Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire
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Fecha:sbado 12 agosto 1944
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3)
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 42-24176
Numéro de série: 10038
Año de Construcción: 1943
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire (   Reino Unido)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Spanhoe-USAAF Station AAF-493, Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
The Douglas C-47A transport plane was one of 18 aircraft airborne from Spanhoe on a night formation sortie.
The flight was approaching a weather front at 1500 feet altitude when the leader tried to avoid it by letting down to a lower altitude and turning to the left. During the turn, the flight flew into rain, and the pilot of 42-24176 left the formation as the rain on his windscreen distorted his view of the other aircraft. The aircraft hit the ground.
An altimeter was retrieved from the wreckage reading some 45 feet below the height of the local terrain.

Fuentes:
» 1944 Lincolnshire aviation Incident Logs. (World War 2) - BCAR.org.uk
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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