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Last updated: 27 May 2020
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Date:Wednesday 1 December 1943
Time:23:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53 Skytrooper (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-15547
C/n / msn: 7342
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:32 km (20 mls) S of Hyannis, NE (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Alliance AAF, NE (AIA/KAIA), United States of America
Destination airport:Alliance AAF, NE (AIA/KAIA), United States of America
Narrative:
The C-53 departed Alliance AAB on a night time instrument training flight.
The airplane struck the ground at an angle of 60 degrees, right wing down. It broke up but did not catch 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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