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Accident
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Datum:woensdag 22 maart 1944
Tijd:17:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 43-15303
Constructienummer: 19769
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Louisville-Bowman Field, KY (LOU) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Fort Wayne Municipal Airport/Baer Field, IN (FWA/KFWA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Louisville-Bowman Field, KY (LOU/KLOU), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
The airplane was approaching Bowman Field when the pilot decided to go around. He added power and retracted the landing gear. The C-47 entered a steep climb and stalled at a height of about 400ft. It fell off on the left wing and crashed into the flight line, destroying four Aeronca L-3B planes and three Taylorcraft L-2Ms.

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
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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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 Louisville-Bowman Field, KY bedraagt 306 km (191 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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