Accident Douglas C-49J (DC-3) 43-1980, Sunday 5 September 1943
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Date:Sunday 5 September 1943
Time:20:28
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-49J (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-1980
MSN: 6263
Year of manufacture:1942
Engine model:Wright R-1820-71
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:near Saint Joseph-Rosecrans AAF, MO (STJ) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Saint Joseph-Rosecrans AAF, MO (STJ/KSTJ)
Destination airport:Saint Joseph-Rosecrans AAF, MO (STJ/KSTJ)
Narrative:
A powerful weather front had passed Rosecrans Field as the C-49J was returning from a training flight. The pilot lost control in turbulence and the airplane crashed and burst into flames.

Sources:

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

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