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Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Datum:zaterdag 25 november 1944
Tijd:23:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 43-16407
Constructienummer: 20873
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:3 km (1.9 mijl) WNW of Blue Mounds, WI (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Chicago Municipal Airport, IL (MDW/KMDW), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Minneapolis-Wold-Chamberlain Field, MN (MSP/KMSP), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
A Douglas C-47 transport plane was destroyed when it collided with a hill in instrument weather conditions, killing all four aboard. The flight had left Chicago-Municipal Airport on a cargo flight to Minneapolis. En route the airplane encountered icing conditions. The crew could not maintain height and descended to 2000 feet. A decision was made to return to Chicago. It flew into terrain at an elevation of 1716 feet.

Bronnen:
» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 3: August 1944-December 1945 / Anthony J. Mireles


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Chicago Municipal Airport, IL en Minneapolis-Wold-Chamberlain Field, MN bedraagt 556 km (348 miles).

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.
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