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Last updated: 20 October 2020
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Datum:Donnerstag 14 September 1944
Zeit:01:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-24317
Werknummer: 10179
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Opfer des Zusammenstoßes:Todesopfer: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Warrensburg-Sedalia AAF, MO (SZL) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Vichy AAF, MO (VIH/KVIH), USA
Flug nach:Sedalia Army Air Field, MO (SZL/KSZL), USA
Unfallbericht:
A nine ship formation of Douglas C-47 transport planes had taken off from Sedalia AAF on a return training flight to Vichy AAF. The V-formation was approaching Sedalia after completing the training mission when the elements of the formation peeled off one after the other for a final approach and landing at Sedalia. One of the aircraft, 42-24321 collided with another C-47, 42-24317. Both aircraft crashed, killing both crews.

Informationsquelle:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 3: August 1944-December 1945 / Anthony J. Mireles


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Distance from Vichy AAF, MO to Sedalia Army Air Field, MO as the crow flies is 168 km (105 miles).

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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