Accident Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3) 41-18637,
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Date:Thursday 21 October 1943
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: 41-18637
MSN: 4798
Year of manufacture:1942
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:1 km SW of Grenada AAF, MS -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Grenada AAF, MS
Destination airport:Grenada AAF, MS
The C-47 took off from Grenada AAF at 19:15 on a night-time cross-country navigation mission. While on final back at Grenada around 22:40, both engines reportedly cut. The airplane struck two large trees, shearing off the wings and stabilizers. It crashed into the wood and caught fire.


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

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