Vliegtuigongeval op 22 JAN 1944 met Douglas C-47A-1-DL (DC-3) 42-23302 - Richmond Central Airport, VA
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Datum:zaterdag 22 januari 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-23302
Constructienummer: 9164
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Richmond Central Airport, VA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Taxi (TXI)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Laurinburg-Maxton AAB, NC (MXE/KMEB), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Richmond Army Air Base, VA (RIC/KRIC), Verenigde Staten
The C-47A departed Maxton AAB on an instrument training flight to Richmond AAB. On arrival, the Air Base had been closed for traffic. The pilot decided to divert to the Richmond Central Airport.
The landing was uneventful and the airplane taxied to the end of the runway. While turning off the runway, it ran into mud. Power was added, but the plane bogged down up to the wheel hubs. After adding more power, the tail lifted off. The airplane then nosed over and the propellers struck the ground at high rpm. The no.1 propeller separated and debris punctured the cockpit, killing the captain.

» 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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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 Laurinburg-Maxton AAB, NC en Richmond Army Air Base, VA bedraagt 351 km (219 miles).

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