Loss of control Accident Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3) 43-15181, Saturday 11 March 1944
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Date:Saturday 11 March 1944
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-15181
MSN: 19647
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:near Stuart, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fort Wayne Municipal Airport/Baer Field, IN (FWA/KFWA)
Destination airport:West Palm Beach-Morrison AAF, FL (PBI/KPBI)
Narrative:
The C-47 went out of control after entering instrument conditions. It entered a spin and crashed into a waterway.

Sources:

Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 2: July 1943-July 1944 / Anthony J. Mireles

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