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Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Datum:woensdag 25 juli 1945
Tijd:10:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas TC-47B-30-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 44-76612
Constructienummer: 32944/16196
Bouwjaar: 1945
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 13 / inzittenden: 13
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 13 / inzittenden: 13
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:32 km (20 mijl) NE of Tampa, FL (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Sarasota AAF, FL (SRQ/KSRQ), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Lake Charles AAF, LA (CWF/KCWF), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
The Douglas TC-47B was destroyed in an accident near Tampa, FL, killing all thirteen crew members. The airplane was part of a flight of five aircraft on a navigation training flight from Sarasota AAF to Lake Charles AAF. A line of thunderstorms was present in the area north of Tampa. The pilot lost control of he aircraft. Stresses on the airframe caused the failure of the left wing. The airplane spiralled down, breaking up. The wreckage came down in a thick mangrove swamp.

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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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 Sarasota AAF, FL en Lake Charles AAF, LA bedraagt 1071 km (669 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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