Accident Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3) 41-18393,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 339022
 

Date:Saturday 16 December 1944
Time:01:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-18393
MSN: 4431
Year of manufacture:1942
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Lawrenceville-George AAF, IL (LWV) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Lawrenceville-George AAF, IL (LWV/KLWV)
Destination airport:Lawrenceville-George AAF, IL (LWV/KLWV)
Narrative:
A Douglas C-47 transport aircraft was destroyed when it crashed after striking trees on final approach to Lawrenceville-George Field, IL. All three crew members were killed in the accident. The airplane was one of three that were returning from a night time formation-training mission.

Sources:

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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