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Last updated: 7 October 2015
Fecha:lunes 20 septiembre 1943
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53D (DC-3)
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 42-68729
Numéro de série: 11656
Año de Construcción: 1932
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 21 / Ocupantes: 21
Total:Fatalidades: 25 / Ocupantes: 25
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Laurinburg-Maxton AAB, NC (MXE) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Laurinburg-Maxton AAB, NC (MXE/KMEB), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Louisville-Godman AFB, KY, Estados Unidos de América
Shortly after lifting off the runway, the pilot saw a C-47 coming straight at him. The C-47 was towing a glider, which released immediately after the glider pilot saw the planes were on collision course. Both pilots of the C-47 and C-53 took evasive action. The C-53 pulled hard left. He was unable to maintain control and the plane stalled. It entered a spin, crashed and caught fire.

» 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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