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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Monday 24 January 1944
Time:09:09
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-60A-1-LO Lodestar
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-32203
C/n / msn: 18-2293
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) NW of Farmersville, LA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A total of fourteen trainer aircraft departed Selman AAF on individual navigation training missions to Hugo, TX and return.
At an altitude of about 2000 feet the Lockheed C-60 collided with a Beech AT-7 (43-33303). Both aircraft crashed, killing all aboard.

Sources:
» 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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