Accident
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Status:
Datum:maandag 20 september 1943
Tijd:08:49
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53D (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-68729
Constructienummer: 11656
Bouwjaar: 1932
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 21 / inzittenden: 21
Totaal:slachtoffers: 25 / inzittenden: 25
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Laurinburg-Maxton AAB, NC (MXE) (   Verenigde Staten) show on map
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Laurinburg-Maxton AAB, NC (MXE/KMEB), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Louisville-Godman AFB, KY, Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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.

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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Douglas DC-3

  • 216e ongeval
  • ca 13.000 built
  • 2e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 98e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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 Verenigde Staten
  • zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 136e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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