Accident Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3) 43-16407, Saturday 25 November 1944
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Date:Saturday 25 November 1944
Time:23:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-16407
MSN: 20873
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:3 km WNW of Blue Mounds, WI -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Chicago Municipal Airport, IL (MDW/KMDW)
Destination airport:Minneapolis-Wold-Chamberlain Field, MN (MSP/KMSP)
Narrative:
A Douglas C-47 transport plane was destroyed when it collided with a hill in instrument weather conditions, killing all four aboard. The flight had left Chicago-Municipal Airport on a cargo flight to Minneapolis. En route the airplane encountered icing conditions. The crew could not maintain height and descended to 2000 feet. A decision was made to return to Chicago. It flew into terrain at an elevation of 1716 feet.

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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