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Last updated: 22 June 2018
Fecha:lunes 25 diciembre 1944
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3)
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 43-16151
Numéro de série: 20617
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 13 / Ocupantes: 13
Total:Fatalidades: 17 / Ocupantes: 17
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:21 km (13.1 milles) SE of Quartzite, AZ (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Tucson Municipal Airport, AZ (TUS/KTUS), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Palm Springs Municipal Airport, CA (PSP/KPSP), Estados Unidos de América
The Douglas C-47B transport plane departed El Paso, Texas on a flight to Tucson, Arizona and Palm Springs, California.
The aircraft departed Tucson at 10:48 hours MWT for the last leg. It entered instrument conditions while flying over mountainous terrain and collided with Black Mesa Mountain, 15 feet below the summit. All aboard died.
The wreckage was located on 28 December 1944.

» 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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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 Tucson Municipal Airport, AZ to Palm Springs Municipal Airport, CA as the crow flies is 549 km (343 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 1385th loss
  • 451st accidente fatal
  • 53rd worst accident (a la hora)
  • 301st worst accident (actualmente)
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