Accident Douglas C-53D Skytrooper (DC-3) 42-68788,
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Date:Wednesday 29 September 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-53D Skytrooper (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-68788
MSN: 11715
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:5 km S of Alliance AAB, NE -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Alliance AAF, NE (AIA/KAIA)
Destination airport:Scottsbluff County Airport, NE (BFF/KBFF)
Shortly after takeoff the left wingtip contacted the ground, followed by the right hand engine and wing. The C-53 then crashed and broke up.


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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