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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 120720
Last updated: 30 October 2019
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Date:13-JAN-1950
Time:
Type:Waco G-15A
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 45-5548
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lawson AFB, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Lawson AFB
Destination airport:Lawson AFB
Narrative:
Crashed on landing from a training flight.
The glider was carrying 10 trainee airborne soldiers and one instructor as passengers, and a crew of 2 USAF pilots.
Control appears to have been lost when the glider stalled and dived into the ground killing all on board.

Sources:

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp
Passauer Neue Presse 18 January 1950, p7


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Dec-2014 19:55 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
17-Apr-2015 07:51 angels one five Updated [Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
17-Apr-2015 09:59 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
02-Aug-2015 18:59 TB Updated [Operator, Nature, Narrative]

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