CFIT Accident Douglas C-47A-5-DL (DC-3) 42-23359,
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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-47A-5-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-23359
MSN: 9221
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:5,6 km NE of Caddo Gap, AR -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Grenada AAF, MS
Destination airport:Nashville Metropolitan Airport, TN (BNA/KBNA)
The pilot became lost during a navigation mission over mountainous terrain with severe thunderstorms in the area. As the pilot attempted to climb to a safe altitude, the airplane struck rising terrain of 1900-foot Strong Mountain.


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


photo (c) Olivia S Cameron-Engel; Caddo Gap, AR; 28 June 2021

photo (c) Olivia S Cameron-Engel; Caddo Gap, AR; 28 June 2021

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