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Last updated: 6 July 2020
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Datum:zaterdag 11 augustus 1945
Tijd:ca. 14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 43-15687
Constructienummer: 20153
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:11 km (6.9 mijl) SW of Marietta, GA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Atlanta AAF, GA (ATL/KATL), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Fayetteville-Pope AAF, NC (POB/KPOB), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
A Douglas C-47 transport plane was destroyed when it crashed shortly after takeoff from Atlanta AAB. The crew discovered immediately after takeoff that the aileron and elevator locks had not been removed. The pilot was able to keep the airplane climbing slowly by using four degrees forward trim on the elevator trim tab and 40" of manifold pressure. Upon reaching 3200 feet the airplane became very hard to control. The passenger and two crew members bailed out but the pilot could not abandon the plane.

Bronnen:
» 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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Atlanta AAF, GA en Fayetteville-Pope AAF, NC bedraagt 521 km (326 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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