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Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Datum:donderdag 3 augustus 1944
Tijd:20:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-23652
Constructienummer: 9514
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 24 / inzittenden: 24
Totaal:slachtoffers: 28 / inzittenden: 28
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:5 km (3.1 mijl) W of Naper, NE (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bruning Army Air Base, NE, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Pierre AAB, SD (PIR/KPIR), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» 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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 905e ongeval
  • 291e dodelijk ongeval
  • 4e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 65e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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