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Datum:Mittwoch 14 Februar 1945
Zeit:22:50
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-100996
Werknummer: 19459
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:6,4 km (4 Meilen) E of Oblong, IL (   USA)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Lawrenceville-George AAF, IL (LWV/KLWV), USA
Flug nach:Lawrenceville-George AAF, IL (LWV/KLWV), USA
Unfallbericht:
A Douglas C-47 was destroyed when it struck terrain following engine problems near Oblong, IL. Four crew members were killed. The airplane was part of a 21-ship formation on a para-pack drop exercise. It fell out of the formation after the drop and began to experience engine problems which the crew misinterpreted as a runaway propeller. The airplane lost altitude until it collided with terrain.

Informationsquelle:
» 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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