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Accident
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Estado:
Fecha:lunes 18 septiembre 1944
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operado por:Northwest Airlines
Registración: 43-15738
Numéro de série: 20204
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 16 / Ocupantes: 16
Total:Fatalidades: 19 / Ocupantes: 19
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Mt. Deception, AK (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Anchorage (unknown airport), AK, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Remembering Our Heritage


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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 1032nd loss
  • 324th accidente fatal
  • 31st worst accident (a la hora)
  • 254th worst accident (actualmente)
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