Accident
Last updated: 21 September 2014
Status:
Datum:dinsdag 8 februari 1944
Tijd:17:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-100873
Constructienummer: 19336
Bouwjaar:
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:13 km (8.1 mijl) W of Linton, TN (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Fort Wayne Municipal Airport/Baer Field, IN (FWA/KFWA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Atlanta-Candler Field, GA (ATL/KATL), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
The C-47A operated on a ferry flight from Baer Field to Atlanta. Weather at Atlanta had deteriorated and the crew were not able to land there. They diverted to Nashville, TN. The pilot was unable to find the airport and only had fuel left for about 45 minutes. After losing contact with the air traffic controller at Nashville, the pilot ordered the other crew members to secure their parachutes and prepare to bail out. Meanwhile he descended through clouds. The C-47 broke through the clouds and contacted terrain. The pilot pulled up abruptly but stalled the plane.
It fell off on a wing and struck the ground at a steep angle.


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 Wayne Municipal Airport/Baer Field, IN en Atlanta-Candler Field, GA bedraagt 813 km (508 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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