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Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Datum:Sonntag 5 September 1943
Zeit:20:28
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-49J
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 43-1980
Werknummer: 6263
Baujahr: 1942
Triebwerk: 2 Wright R-1820-71
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Saint Joseph-Rosecrans AAF, MO (STJ) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Saint Joseph-Rosecrans AAF, MO (STJ/KSTJ), USA
Flug nach:Saint Joseph-Rosecrans AAF, MO (STJ/KSTJ), USA
Unfallbericht:
A powerful weather front had passed Rosecrans Field as the C-49J was returning from a training flight. The pilot lost control in turbulence and the airplane crashed and burst into flames.

Informationsquelle:
» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 2: July 1943-July 1944 / Anthony J. Mireles
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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