Crash-aerien 10 FEB 1945 d'un Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3) 43-30761 - Batan Island
ASN logo

Date:samedi 10 fvrier 1945
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3)
Compagnie:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Immatriculation: 43-30761
Numéro de série: 13912
Année de Fabrication: 1943
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 8
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 12
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:W off Batan Island (   Philippines)
Phase de vol: Inconnu (UNK)
Aéroport de départ:Tacloban Airport (TAC/RPVA), Philippines
Aéroport de destination:Angeles City-Clark Field (CRK/RPMK), Philippines
A USAAF Douglas C-47A departed Leyte Island at 07:00 on a flight to Clark Field. Near Manila Bay the flight ran into rough weather as it flew through clouds for about 30 minutes. Still over water the crew became lost. The radio operated radioed several messages but did receive any response. Meanwhile, the cabin was prepared for a ditching. At 12:10 the crew spotted two small islands and prepared to land on an airstrip there.
A USAAF P-51 Mustang pilot was circling in the area because another P-51 had gone down in the water near the islands and the pilot knew the island was occupied by Japanese forces.
He decided to prevent the C-47 to land on the occupied island and opened fire, hitting the right hand engine of the C-47. The P-51 returned and fired at the left hand engine. The airplane was flying low, stalled and hit the water about 300 yards from the shore. All aboard got out into three rafts. They paddled out to sea to avoid machine gun and rifle fire from the shore. They were joined by the P-51 pilot that had been shot down earlier. The next morning all were rescued by a Catalina.

» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Among Heroes: Tales of the Jungle Skippers / Philip Brinson


Add your photo of this accident or aircraft

Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Tacloban Airport et Angeles City-Clark Field est de 650 km (406 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
languages: languages


The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314