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Last updated: 23 October 2019
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Date:Saturday 16 December 1944
Time:01:35
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: 41-18393
C/n / msn: 4431
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: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lawrenceville-George AAF, IL (LWV) (   United States of America)
Crash site elevation: 131 m (430 feet) amsl
Phase: Approach (APR)
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:
A Douglas C-47 transport aircraft was destroyed when it crashed after striking trees on final approach to Lawrenceville-George Field, IL. All three crew members were killed in the accident. The airplane was one of three that were returning from a night time formation-training mission.

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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