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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Estado:
Fecha:jueves 23 diciembre 1943
Hora:20:10
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-45-DL (DC-3)
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 42-24121
Numéro de série: 9983
Año de Construcción: 1943
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Víctimas de la colisión:Fatalidades: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Laurinburg-Maxton AAB, NC (MXE) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Laurinburg-Maxton AAB, NC (MXE/KMEB), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
A formation of Waco CG-4A gliders was returning to Maxton AAB when one of them (42-79013) collided with the C-47. The C-47 was taking off an struck the glider's tail. The glider crashed but the C-47 landed safely.

Fuentes:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» 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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