Accident Douglas C-47A-35-DL (DC-3) 42-23795,
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Date:Monday 7 February 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-35-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-23795
MSN: 9657
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Parkton, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Hoffman-Mackall AAF, NC (HFF)
Destination airport:Hoffman-Mackall AAF, NC (HFF)
The C-47A was on a local flight out of Camp Mackall. It was manoeuvering at an altitude of 6000 feet when it stalled in an inverted attitude. Witnesses say the plane was doing a loop at the time.
The crew attempted to recover, but overstressed the fuselage in doing so. The airplane broke up in midair.


Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 2: July 1943-July 1944 / Anthony J. Mireles

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