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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Date:Wednesday 4 November 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-209A
Operator:Transcontinental & Western Air - TWA
Registration: NC18951
C/n / msn: 2015
First flight: 1937
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Linden, MO (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Mid-air collision with USAAF C-53-DO (cn 4886) 41-20116, 5 miles NE of Kansas City Municipal Airport. The C-53 (pilot Loyal T. Penn) landed safely. The DC-3 (TWA '377') made a forced landing, injuring the crew (pilot Lawrence K. Welch).


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