Accident Douglas C-47A-DK Skytrain 42-92042, Monday 3 January 1944
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Date:Monday 3 January 1944
Time:00:29
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-DK Skytrain
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-92042
MSN: 11799
Year of manufacture:1943
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:8 km NE of Macon, GA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Dunnellon AAB, FL
Destination airport:Fort Benning-Lawson AAF, GA (LSF/KLSF)
Narrative:
Two C-47 transport planes took off from Dunnellon AAF at 17:15 on a routine transition flight. En route both planes lost sight of each other in instrument conditions. Due to poor weather, Lawson Field would close at 19:30. One of the C-47's landed at Lawson at 19:17. The other did not land and made sporadic radio contact with Atlanta. Last radio contact was at 21:50. The next day, the plane was found to have flown into a small ridge.

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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