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Last updated: 16 June 2019
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Date:Sunday 29 October 1944
Time:08:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-38649
C/n / msn: 4752
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5,6 km (3.5 mls) SE of Grandview Municipal Airport, MO (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Sedalia Airport, MO (DMO/KDMO), United States of America
Destination airport:Grandview Municipal Airport, MO, United States of America
Narrative:
A Douglas C-47 transport plane was destroyed when it stalled and crashed while manoeuvring for an approach and landing at Grandview Municipal Airport.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» 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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