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Last updated: 7 December 2019
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Date:samedi 17 juillet 1943
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53 Skytrooper (DC-3)
Compagnie:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Immatriculation: 42-6464
Numéro de série: 4916
Année de Fabrication: 1942
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Equipage:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Victime de la collision:victimes: 6
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:16 km (10 milles) N of Grenada AAF, MS (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Grenada AAF, MS, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:?
Détails:
Six transport aircraft departed Grenada AAF for a formation training mission. After completing a climb in squadron formation to 1200 feet, the squadron leader signalled for an echelon to the right. The C-47 flying in the third position in the leading element (41-38730) dropped back while flying a cross-over. The C-47 crossed over the leader of the second element and descended upon a C-53 (42-6464), flying in second position. The left wing of the C-47 contacted the fuselage of the other aircraft, just forward of the tail. The C-53 was pushed down. Both planes locked together went up and over on their backs and consequently crashed.

Sources:
» 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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