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Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Datum:maandag 18 september 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Vloog voor:Northwest Airlines
Gehuurd van:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 43-15738
Constructienummer: 20204
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 16 / inzittenden: 16
Totaal:slachtoffers: 19 / inzittenden: 19
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Mt. Deception, AK (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Anchorage (unknown airport), AK, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
The C-47 was approximately 35 miles off course en route from Anchorage to Fairbanks, Alaska. The crew apparently was flying at 12,000 feet when they encountered a severe downdraft, which forced them to go on instruments into the clouds. The C-47 hit belly first with the fuselage splitting open, then slid down a precipitous slope coming to rest a third of a mile down from the point of impact.

Bronnen:
» 1947 Mount Deception C-47 Wreck
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Remembering Our Heritage


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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 1036e ongeval
  • 350e dodelijk ongeval
  • 32e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 257e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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