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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Datum:woensdag 27 oktober 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 41-18416
Constructienummer: 4478
Bouwjaar: 1942
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:7,5 km (4.7 mijl) SW of Fort Benning-Lawson Field, GA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Fort Benning-Lawson AAF, GA (LSF/KLSF), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Fort Benning-Lawson AAF, GA (LSF/KLSF), Verenigde Staten
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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