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Accident
Last updated: 15 December 2017
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Datum:maandag 3 januari 1944
Tijd:00:29
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-DK Skytrain
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-92042
Constructienummer: 11799
Bouwjaar: 1943
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:8 km (5 mijl) NE of Macon, GA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Dunnellon AAB, FL, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Fort Benning-Lawson AAF, GA (LSF/KLSF), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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.

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 Dunnellon AAB, FL en Fort Benning-Lawson AAF, GA bedraagt 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.
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