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Last updated: 16 October 2017
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Datum:Freitag 2 Februar 1945
Zeit:ca 10:15
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 41-18603
Werknummer: 4728
Baujahr: 1942
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 20 / Insassen: 22
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 23 / Insassen: 26
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:5 km (3.1 Meilen) W of Montieri (   Italien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Florence-Peretola Airport (FLR/LIRQ), Italien
Flug nach:Roma (unknown airport), Italien
Unfallbericht:
En route to Rome, Italy, the C-47 entered a river valley. Hills on both sides of the river were obscured by strato-cumulus clouds and mist. When entering a fog bank the crew advanced the throttle levers in an attempt to climbing over the rising terrain. The aircraft contacted trees and crashed.

Informationsquelle:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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