Accident
Last updated: 29 July 2014
Status:
Datum:vrijdag 22 oktober 1943
Tijd:20:24
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-5677
Constructienummer: 7371
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 15 / inzittenden: 26
Totaal:slachtoffers: 20 / inzittenden: 31
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Columbus, GA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Fort Benning-Lawson AAF, GA (LSF/KLSF), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» 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

  • 227e ongeval
  • ca 13.000 built
  • 7e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 194e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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 Verenigde Staten
  • 4e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 169e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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