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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 72398
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Date:09-JUL-1943
Time:13:27
Type:Silhouette image of generic L12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed UC-40A Electra Junior
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
Registration: 38-546
MSN: 1263
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Dayton-Wright Patterson AFB, OH -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:SU
Departure airport:Dayton (FFO)
Destination airport:Dayton (FFO)
Narrative:
Douglas C-54 41-37271 was scheduled to fly over Wright Field at 2000 feet altitude. A dummy combat tank equipped with parachutes was slung under the fuselage. The crew were planning to release the tank over the field. A twin engine USAAF Lockheed C-40A Electra plane (38-546, c/n 1263) was flying in formation so the occupants were able to photograph the tank dropping. After the tank was released, the C-40 made a quick turn to the left, striking the C-54 wing tip. It severed 19 feet of the C-54's wing.
The C-40 entered a spin and crashed near the runway. The C-54 continued for 500-750 feet, allowing two passengers to bail out with parachutes. The airplane then dropped off on the right wing and crashed in a vertical dive near Wright Brothers Hill.

Sources:

https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430709-0


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Feb-2010 10:14 TB Added
21-Mar-2010 02:46 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
12-Apr-2010 09:45 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
07-Mar-2012 11:06 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
02-Aug-2016 06:54 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]

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