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Last updated: 13 December 2017
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Fecha:viernes 22 octubre 1943
Hora:20:24
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: 42-5677
Numéro de série: 7371
Año de Construcción: 1943
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 15 / Ocupantes: 26
Total:Fatalidades: 20 / Ocupantes: 31
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Columbus, GA (   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:?
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» 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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 366th loss
  • 126th accidente fatal
  • 9th worst accident (a la hora)
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