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Accident
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Fecha:lunes 27 septiembre 1943
Hora:07:30
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 41-18566
Numéro de série: 4691
Año de Construcción: 1942
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:18 km (11.3 milles) SW of Fort Benning-Lawson AAF, GA (LSF) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Fort Benning-Lawson AAF, GA (LSF/KLSF), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Fort Benning-Lawson AAF, GA (LSF/KLSF), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
While at an altitude of 5000 feet, the no. 1 propeller assembly failed and separated. The vibration caused the entire engine to shake itself free. After separation of the engine, structure of the wing was weakened to such an extent that it also separated. The airplane went into a spin and broke up in flames.

Fuentes:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» 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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