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Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Datum:dinsdag 13 maart 1945
Tijd:01:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47C
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 41-18582
Constructienummer: 4707
Bouwjaar: 1942
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:56 km (35 mijl) SW of George West, TX (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Greenwood AAF, MS (GWO/KGWO), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
A Douglas C-47 transport aircraft was destroyed in an accident during a navigation mission, killing all six on board. The flight left Greenwood AAF on March 12, 1945. En route the crew encountered a line if thunderstorms. The airplane descended into wooded terrain while the pilot was attempting to pick his way through the thunderstorms. The wreckage was located on March 24, 1945.

Bronnen:
» 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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