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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Datum:Montag 18 September 1944
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Betrieben durch:Northwest Airlines
Kennzeichen: 43-15738
Werknummer: 20204
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 16 / Insassen: 16
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 19 / Insassen: 19
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Mt. Deception, AK (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Anchorage (unknown airport), AK, USA
Flug nach:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), USA
Unfallbericht:
The C-47 was approximately 35 miles off course en route from Anchorage to Fairbanks, Alaska. The crew apparently was flying at 12,000 feet when they encountered a severe downdraft, which forced them to go on instruments into the clouds. The C-47 hit belly first with the fuselage splitting open, then slid down a precipitous slope coming to rest a third of a mile down from the point of impact.

Informationsquelle:
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 1032nd loss
  • 324th Fataler Unfall
  • 31st worst accident (Zu diesem Zeitpunkt)
  • 254th worst accident (Momentan)
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