Narrative:The C-47 departed Syracuse AAF for a training flight to Sack Field where it was to practice takeoffs and landings. Instead the plane flew to the Syracuse Municipal Airport. After three or four touch-and-go landings on runway 27, the pilot flew a steep left turn from base leg to final approach. It fell off on a wing, contacted trees and powerlines and crashed into flames.
|Date:||Sunday 2 July 1944|
|Operator:||United States Army Air Force - USAAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 18955|
|First flight:|| |
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||1,6 km (1 mls) E of Syracuse Municipal Airport, NY (United States of America)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Syracuse AAF, NY (SYR/KSYR), United States of America|
|Destination airport:||Wheeler-Sack AAF, NY (KGTB), United States of America|
» 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
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Syracuse AAF, NY to Wheeler-Sack AAF, NY as the crow flies is 109 km (68 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.