Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 31 January 1944
Time:00:32
Type:Douglas C-39 (DC-2)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 38-501
C/n / msn: 2059
First flight:
Engines: 2 Wright R-1820-55
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:14 km (8.8 mls) SW of Sioux City AAB, IA (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Sioux City AAB, IA (SUX/KSUX), United States of America
Destination airport:Saint Joseph-Rosecrans AAF, MO (STJ/KSTJ), United States of America
Narrative:
The military DC-2 took off from Sioux City Army Air Base at 00:28 on an instrument navigation flight to Saint Joseph-Rosecrans AAF, MO (STJ). Engine nr.2 had probably caught fire shortly after takeoff. The airplane crashed and burned.

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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Distance from Sioux City AAB, IA to Saint Joseph-Rosecrans AAF, MO as the crow flies is 315 km (197 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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