Accident description
Last updated: 18 December 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 5 September 1943
Time:23:27
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53D-DO Skytrooper
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-68841
C/n / msn: 11768
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:16 km (10 mls) S of Sedalia, MO (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-53 broke up when encoutering an area of severe winds at 6000 ft altitude.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» 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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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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