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Last updated: 25 November 2015
Datum:Samstag 6 Mai 1944
Flugzeugtyp:Lockheed C-60A-1-LO Lodestar
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-55857
Werknummer: 18-2230
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:11 km (6.9 Meilen) W of Elmira, NY (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Huntington-Tri-State Airport, WV (HTS), USA
Flug nach:Newark Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), USA
The C-60 took off from Huntington on a navigation training flight. The crew became lost in poor weather. Air traffic control at Elmira, NY guided the crew to Chemung County Airport where they received clearance to land.
However, they failed to find the runway during two attempted approaches. The pilot performed a go around after the second attempt to land. He made a left turn, keeping the airfield in sight. The airplane flew into the side of a cloud-shrouded hill.

» 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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Distance from Huntington-Tri-State Airport, WV to Newark Airport, NJ as the crow flies is 759 km (474 miles).

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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