Narrative:A nine ship formation of Douglas C-47 transport planes had taken off from Sedalia AAF on a return training flight to Vichy AAF. The V-formation was approaching Sedalia after completing the training mission when the elements of the formation peeled off one after the other for a final approach and landing at Sedalia. One of the aircraft, 42-24321 collided with another C-47, 42-24317. Both aircraft crashed, killing both crews.
|Date:||Thursday 14 September 1944|
|Operator:||United States Army Air Force - USAAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 10179|
|First flight:|| |
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2 |
|Collision casualties:||Fatalities: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Warrensburg-Sedalia AAF, MO (SZL) (United States of America)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Vichy AAF, MO (VIH/KVIH), United States of America|
|Destination airport:||Sedalia Army Air Field, MO (SZL/KSZL), United States of America|
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» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 3: August 1944-December 1945 / 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 Vichy AAF, MO to Sedalia Army Air Field, MO as the crow flies is 168 km (105 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.