Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:
Datum:Dienstag 24 August 1948
Zeit:ca 07:31
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 43-15116
Werknummer: 19582
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Opfer des Zusammenstoßes:Todesopfer: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Ravolzhausen (   Deutschland) show on map
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Berlin-Tempelhof Airport (THF/EDDI), Deutschland
Flug nach:Wiesbaden-Erbenheim (Y-80) AB (WIE/ETOU), Deutschland
Unfallbericht:
Two USAF Douglas C-47 transport aircraft (43-16036 and 43-15116), participating in the Berlin Airlift, crashed following a mid-air collision.
One aircraft crashed about 100 yards south of Ravolzhausen, the other about 1 km north-west of Ravolzhausen.


Informationsquelle:
» The Unheralded: Men and Women of the Berlin Blockade and Airlift/Edwin Gere
» The Free Lance-Star - Aug 24, 1948
» Die Rosinenbomber: Die Berliner Luftbrücke 1948/49, Huschke, Wolfgang J.


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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 Berlin-Tempelhof Airport to Wiesbaden-Erbenheim (Y-80) AB as the crow flies is 441 km (276 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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