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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 10 July 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-35-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-23801
C/n / msn: 9663
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sedalia Army Air Field, MO (SZL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Alliance AAF, NE (AIA/KAIA), United States of America
Destination airport:Sedalia Army Air Field, MO (SZL/KSZL), United States of America
Narrative:
While attempting to land on runway 31 the left wing fell off to the left from a height of about 50 ft. The C-47 cartwheeled and burst into flames.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 2: July 1943-July 1944 / Anthony J. Mireles


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Distance from Alliance AAF, NE to Sedalia Army Air Field, MO as the crow flies is 860 km (537 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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