Accident Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3) 43-16132,
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Date:Thursday 21 September 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-16132
MSN: 20598
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:1,5 km N of Malden AAF, MO (MAW) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Malden AAF, MO (MAW/KMAW)
Destination airport:Malden AAF, MO (MAW/KMAW)
A Douglas C47 collided with a church steeple while on approach to Malden AAF. The crew had completed a navigation mission. The airplane smashed into a field and caught fire.


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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