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Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Fecha:jueves 7 septiembre 1944
Hora:10:24
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-10-DC (DC-4)
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 42-72211
Numéro de série: 10316
Año de Construcción: 1944
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:4 km (2.5 milles) S Presque Isle AAF, ME (PQI) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Presque Isle AAF, ME (PQI/KPQI), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Presque Isle AAF, ME (PQI/KPQI), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
The C-54 departed on a local training out of Presque Isle AAF, Maine. Takeoff from runway 19 was normal and the airplane climbed to an altitude of 1000 feet. Then it made a 30-degree turn to the left after which altitude was lost. The airplane impacted terrain on the Walter Carmichael potato farm and burst into flames.
The elevator trim tabs may have been improperly rigged.

Fuentes:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 3: August 1944-December 1945 / Anthony J. Mireles


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