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Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:Sunday 13 February 1944
Time:20:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-18396
MSN: 4443
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4 km (2.5 mls) SW of Grenada AAF, MS (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Grenada AAF, MS, United States of America
Narrative:
The C-47 flew into terrain during an extremely low final approach to runway 05 at Grenada AAF. It struck trees, crashed and caught fire.

Sources:
» 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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