Accident description
Last updated: 20 September 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 29 September 1943
Time:03:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-10-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-23359
C/n / msn: 9221
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5,6 km (3.5 mls) NE of Caddo Gap, AR (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Grenada AAF, MS, United States of America
Destination airport:Nashville Metropolitan Airport, TN (BNA/KBNA), United States of America
Narrative:
The pilot became lost during a navigation mission over mountainous terrain with severe thunderstorms in the area. As the pilot attempted to climb to a safe altitude, the airplane struck rising terrain of 1900-foot Strong Mountain.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» 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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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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