Accident
Last updated: 20 August 2014
Estado:
Fecha:martes 14 marzo 1944
Hora:14:53
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-35-DL (DC-3)
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 42-23834
Numéro de série: 9696
Año de Construcción:
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:New York Municipal Airport-LaGuardia Field (LGA) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Ilegal
Aeropuerto de Salida:New York Municipal Airport-LaGuardia Field (LGA/KLGA), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
Two American Airlines mechanics took the C-47 for an unauthorized flight. It took off in a near-stalling attitude and then made two passes over the field.
During the third approach, the aircraft was very low. It struck a highway light pole, went through fences and burst into flames.


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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