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Last updated: 6 July 2020
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Datum:zondag 4 maart 1945
Tijd:20:08
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 43-16144
Constructienummer: 20610
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Botsingsslachtoffers:slachtoffers: 2
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:4,8 km (3 mijl) N of Lawrenceville-George AAF, IL (LWV) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:Lawrenceville-George AAF, IL (LWV/KLWV), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
A collision occurred between a Douglas C-47A (42-24101, c/n 9963) and a C-47B (43-16144, c/n 20610) both descending towards George Field, IL. The C-47A operated on a night training flight. The C-47B was on a double glider tow mission. Both aircraft collided at a height of 2400 ft msl. The C-47A's starboard wing was damaged, causing the crew to lose control. The airplane crashed, killing both pilots. The other plane managed to carry out a safe belly landing at George Field.

Bronnen:
» 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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