Vliegtuigongeval op 17 DEC 1943 met Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3) 43-30719 - Knocknapeasta, Co. Kerry
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Datum:vrijdag 17 december 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 43-30719
Constructienummer: 13870
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Knocknapeasta, Co. Kerry (   Ierland)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Port Lyautey NAS (NNA/GMMY), Marokko
Vliegveld van aankomst:St Eval RAF Station, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Flew into a 988 m-high mountain called Cnoc na Péiste (a.k.a. Knocknapeasta) in Macgillycuddy's Reeks.
The crew failed to change course off Cape Finnestere in Northern Portugal. The crew reached the Irish coastline, likely assuming it to be South West Cornwall. Descent was continued until it impacted a ridge at the 610 m level of the mountain.

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Port Lyautey NAS en St Eval RAF Station bedraagt 1792 km (1120 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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