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Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Fecha:miércoles 14 febrero 1945
Hora:22:50
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 42-100996
Numéro de série: 19459
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 6
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:6,4 km (4 milles) E of Oblong, IL (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Desconocido (UNK)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Lawrenceville-George AAF, IL (LWV/KLWV), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Lawrenceville-George AAF, IL (LWV/KLWV), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
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.

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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