Accident
Last updated: 23 December 2014
Status:
Datum:Freitag 22 Oktober 1943
Zeit:20:24
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-5677
Werknummer: 7371
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 15 / Insassen: 26
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 20 / Insassen: 31
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Columbus, GA (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Fort Benning-Lawson AAF, GA (LSF/KLSF), USA
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
The C-47 flew a night-time airborne infantry mission at Fort Benning. After a few dry runs the airplane came over the jump area and the paratroopers were given the order to jump. Presumably the pilot allowed the airspeed to decay. At an airspeed close to stalling, twelve paratroopers moved to the rear of the plane, shifting the centre of gravity. The airplane stalled and the pilot could not regain control. It struck the ground and burst into flames.

Informationsquelle:
» Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» 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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