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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Monday 13 November 1944
Time:23:28
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-7834
C/n / msn: 4333
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) NW of Casper AAF, WY (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Casper AAF, WY (CPR/KCPR), United States of America
Destination airport:Casper-Wardwell Field, WY, United States of America
Narrative:
A Douglas C-47 transport aircraft was destroyed when it struck terrain and crashed shortly after takeoff from Casper AAF, WY. The airplane had taken off from runway 25 and was turning right to leave the traffic pattern when the accident happened.

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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