Accident
Last updated: 15 September 2014
Estado:
Fecha:lunes 28 febrero 1944
Hora:21:58
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53D-DO Skytrooper
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 42-68800
Numéro de série: 11727
Año de Construcción: 1943
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Laurinburg-Maxton AAB, NC (MXE) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Laurinburg-Maxton AAB, NC (MXE/KMEB), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
The C-53D had departed Maxton AAB on a double glider night towing mission.
Shortly after takeoff from runway 05 the right hand engine failed. The gliders were released and the crew used single engine performance to return to Maxton. Immediately afterward the aircraft crashed into a wooded area.


Fuentes:
» 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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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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