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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Datum:zaterdag 6 mei 1944
Tijd:23:43
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-60A-1-LO Lodestar
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-55857
Constructienummer: 18-2230
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:11 km (6.9 mijl) W of Elmira, NY (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Huntington-Tri-State Airport, WV (HTS/KHTS), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Newark Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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.

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 Huntington-Tri-State Airport, WV en Newark Airport, NJ bedraagt 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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