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Last updated: 7 December 2021
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Datum:woensdag 14 februari 1945
Tijd:22:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-100996
Constructienummer: 19459
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:6,4 km (4 mijl) E of Oblong, IL (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Onbekend (UNK)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Lawrenceville-George AAF, IL (LWV/KLWV), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Lawrenceville-George AAF, IL (LWV/KLWV), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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.

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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