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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Datum:zondag 5 september 1943
Tijd:20:28
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-49J
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 43-1980
Constructienummer: 6263
Bouwjaar: 1942
Motoren: 2 Wright R-1820-71
Bemanning:slachtoffers: / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 7
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Saint Joseph-Rosecrans AAF, MO (STJ) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Saint Joseph-Rosecrans AAF, MO (STJ/KSTJ), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Saint Joseph-Rosecrans AAF, MO (STJ/KSTJ), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» 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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