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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Datum:Mittwoch 27 Oktober 1943
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 41-18416
Werknummer: 4478
Baujahr: 1942
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:7,5 km (4.7 Meilen) SW of Fort Benning-Lawson Field, GA (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Fort Benning-Lawson AAF, GA (LSF/KLSF), USA
Flug nach:Fort Benning-Lawson AAF, GA (LSF/KLSF), USA
The C-47 took off from Fort Benning at 19:45 on a training flight to practice landings.
During a low altitude turn to final the pilot probably lost visual contact with the ground in poor visibility conditions. The left wingtip struck the ground. The airplane cartwheeled and burst into flames.

» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 2: July 1943-July 1944 / Anthony J. Mireles


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