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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Date:Thursday 15 June 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK Skytrain
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-93192
MSN: 13076
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:11 km (6.9 mls) NW of North Vernon, IN (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Louisville-Bowman Field, KY (LOU/KLOU), United States of America
Destination airport:Louisville-Bowman Field, KY (LOU/KLOU), United States of America
The C-47 took off from Bowman Field on a local training flight. During a let down through overcast the no. 2 engine lost power. The engine then caught fire and the airplane crashed in a descending right turn.

» 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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