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Last updated: 25 June 2019
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Date:Thursday 21 October 1943
Time:22:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-18637
C/n / msn: 4798
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1 km (0.6 mls) SW of Grenada AAF, MS (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Grenada AAF, MS, United States of America
Destination airport:Grenada AAF, MS, United States of America
Narrative:
The C-47 took off from Grenada AAF at 19:15 on a night-time cross-country navigation mission. While on finals 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.

Sources:
» 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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