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Last updated: 28 November 2021
Date:Monday 31 January 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-39 (DC-2)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 38-501
MSN: 2059
First flight: 1939
Engines: 2 Wright R-1820-55
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:14 km (8.8 mls) SW of Sioux City AAB, IA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Sioux City AAB, IA (SUX/KSUX), United States of America
Destination airport:Saint Joseph-Rosecrans AAF, MO (STJ/KSTJ), United States of America
The military DC-2 took off from Sioux City Army Air Base at 00:28 on an instrument navigation flight to Saint Joseph-Rosecrans AAF, MO (STJ). Engine no. 2 had probably caught fire shortly after takeoff. The airplane crashed and burned.

» 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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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Sioux City AAB, IA to Saint Joseph-Rosecrans AAF, MO as the crow flies is 315 km (197 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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