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Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Datum:donderdag 7 september 1944
Tijd:10:24
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-10-DC (DC-4)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-72211
Constructienummer: 10316
Bouwjaar: 1944
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:4 km (2.5 mijl) S Presque Isle AAF, ME (PQI) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Presque Isle AAF, ME (PQI/KPQI), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Presque Isle AAF, ME (PQI/KPQI), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» 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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