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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 15 Oktober 1942
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-49E (DC-3-DST)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-43619
Werknummer: 1494
Baujahr: 1935-12-17 (6 years 10 months)
Triebwerk: 2 Wright R-1820-79
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:4 km (2.5 Meilen) von Chicago Municipal Airport, IL (MDW) (   USA)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Flug von:Sedalia Army Air Field, MO (SZL/KSZL), USA
Flug nach:Chicago Municipal Airport, IL (MDW/KMDW), USA
Crashed and destroyed by fire. The pilot, co-pilot and seven passengers were killed.

» The Daily Monitor 16 October 1942
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Distance from Sedalia Army Air Field, MO to Chicago Municipal Airport, IL as the crow flies is 593 km (371 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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