Accident
Last updated: 19 September 2014
Status:
Datum:zondag 17 december 1944
Tijd:10:09
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-49J
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 43-1976
Constructienummer: 6316
Bouwjaar: 1942
Motoren: 2 Wright R-1820-71
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 4
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Memphis Municipal Airport, TN (MEM) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Memphis Municipal Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
During takeoff from Memphis Municipal Airport runway 17 the airplane drifted to the right and entered a nose high attitude. The airplane stalled and struck a small brick storehouse. Investigation revealed that the nr.2 engine had failed on takeoff. The pilot had just nine hours on C-49 equipment and had never been officially checked off on the type.

Bronnen:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» 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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