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Last updated: 13 December 2019
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Date:Friday 27 April 1945
Time:11:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-93172
C/n / msn: 13054
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,8 km (0.5 mls) SW of Emison Auxiliary Airfield, IN (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
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 was destroyed when it mushed into the ground while manoeuvring at Emison Auxiliary Airfield. Two crew members were killed. The airplane operated on a routine instrument training flight out of George Field. The pilot had decided to drop a para-pack at Emison. He was manoeuvring in a slipping left turn to obtain a view of the deployed para-pack.

Classification:
Loss of control

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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