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Last updated: 12 November 2019
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Date:Friday 17 November 1944
Time:23:10
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: 41-7804
C/n / msn: 4296
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lawrenceville-George AAF, IL (LWV) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Lawrenceville-George AAF, IL (LWV/KLWV), United States of America
Destination airport:Lawrenceville-George AAF, IL (LWV/KLWV), United States of America
Narrative:
The C-47 crashed on takeoff killing both pilots. The pilots were to practice approach and landings. The crew were probably distracted by landing gear problems during takeoff, allowing the throttles to creep away from takeoff rpm.

Sources:
» 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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