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Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:samedi 12 août 1944
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3)
Compagnie:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Immatriculation: 42-24176
Numéro de série: 10038
Année de Fabrication: 1943
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Equipage:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Spanhoe-USAAF Station AAF-493, Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:?
Détails:
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.

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


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