Narrative:Two C-47 transport planes took off from Dunnellon AAF at 17:15 on a routine transition flight. En route both planes lost sight of each other in instrument conditions. Due to poor weather, Lawson Field would close at 19:30. One of the C-47's landed at Lawson at 19:17. The other did not land and made sporadic radio contact with Atlanta. Last radio contact was at 21:50. The next day, the plane was found to have flown into a small ridge.
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Dunnellon AAB, FL to Fort Benning-Lawson AAF, GA as the crow flies is 439 km (274 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.