Accident Douglas C-39 (DC-2) 38-501, Monday 31 January 1944
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Date:Monday 31 January 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-39 (DC-2)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 38-501
MSN: 2059
Year of manufacture:1939
Engine model:Wright R-1820-55
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:14 km SW of Sioux City AAB, IA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Sioux City AAB, IA (SUX/KSUX)
Destination airport:Saint Joseph-Rosecrans AAF, MO (STJ/KSTJ)
The military DC-2 took off from Sioux City Army Air Base at 00:28 on an instrument navigation flight to Saint Joseph-Rosecrans AAF, MO (STJ). Engine no. 2 had probably caught fire shortly after takeoff. The airplane crashed and burned.


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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