Mid-air collision Accident Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3) 42-24321, Thursday 14 September 1944
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Date:Thursday 14 September 1944
Time:01:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-24321
MSN: 10183
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:near Warrensburg-Sedalia AAF, MO (SZL) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Vichy AAF, MO (VIH/KVIH)
Destination airport:Sedalia Army Air Field, MO (SZL/KSZL)
Narrative:
A nine ship formation of Douglas C-47 transport planes had taken off from Sedalia AAF on a return training flight to Vichy AAF. The V-formation was approaching Sedalia after completing the training mission when the elements of the formation peeled off one after the other for a final approach and landing at Sedalia. One of the aircraft, 42-24321 collided with another C-47, 42-24317. Both aircraft crashed, killing both crews.

Sources:

Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
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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