Accident
Last updated: 27 August 2014
Status:
Datum:zondag 21 november 1943
Tijd:21:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-32929
Constructienummer: 9155
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 5
Totaal:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 9
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:1,2 km (0.8 mijl) W of Tamaqua, PA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Fort Benning-Lawson AAF, GA (LSF/KLSF), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Willow Grove NAS, PA (NXX/KNXX), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
Three C-47 aircraft took off from Lawson Field. They were heading to Willow Grove to pick up CG-4A gliders and tow them to Maxton AAF.
In the vicinity of Washington, DC the aircraft entered a large front and lost contact with each other.
The pilot of the ill-fated C-47 decided to divert to Barnsville Auxiliary Airfield. Due to weather circumstances the pilot failed to find the airfield. They circled the area and flew into a mountainous area. The airplane struck the top of Locust Mountain and broke up.


Bronnen:
» 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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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Fort Benning-Lawson AAF, GA en Willow Grove NAS, PA bedraagt 1233 km (770 miles).

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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