ASN logo
Accident
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:
Datum:Samstag 12 August 1944
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-24176
Werknummer: 10038
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Spanhoe-USAAF Station AAF-493, Großbritannien
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
The Douglas C-47A transport plane was one of 18 aircraft airborne from Spanhoe on a night formation sortie.
The flight was approaching a weather front at 1500 feet altitude when the leader tried to avoid it by letting down to a lower altitude and turning to the left. During the turn, the flight flew into rain, and the pilot of 42-24176 left the formation as the rain on his windscreen distorted his view of the other aircraft. The aircraft hit the ground.
An altimeter was retrieved from the wreckage reading some 45 feet below the height of the local terrain.

Informationsquelle:
» 1944 Lincolnshire aviation Incident Logs. (World War 2) - BCAR.org.uk
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


Fotos

Add your photo of this accident or aircraft
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.
languages: languages

Share