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Last updated: 30 November 2015
Datum:Donnerstag 3 August 1944
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-23652
Werknummer: 9514
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 24 / Insassen: 24
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 28 / Insassen: 28
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:5 km (3.1 Meilen) W of Naper, NE (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Bruning Army Air Base, NE, USA
Flug nach:Pierre AAB, SD (PIR/KPIR), USA
A Douglas C-47 transport plane was destroyed when it broke up in flight near Naper, NB. All four crew members and 24 passengers were killed. The flight encountered a wall of thunderstorms. The pilot lost control of the airplane, probably due to severe thunderstorm and/or a lightning strike.

» Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 3: August 1944-December 1945 / Anthony J. Mireles


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