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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Date:Thursday 15 October 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-49E (DC-3-DST)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-43619
MSN: 1494
First flight: 1935-12-17 (6 years 10 months)
Total airframe hrs:17166
Engines: 2 Wright R-1820-79
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4 km (2.5 mls) from Chicago Municipal Airport, IL (MDW) (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Sedalia Army Air Field, MO (SZL/KSZL), United States of America
Destination airport:Chicago Municipal Airport, IL (MDW/KMDW), United States of America
Crashed and destroyed by fire. The pilot, co-pilot and seven passengers were killed.

» The Daily Monitor 16 October 1942
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Distance from Sedalia Army Air Field, MO to Chicago Municipal Airport, IL as the crow flies is 593 km (371 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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