Accident Douglas C-47A-30-DL (DC-3) 42-23786, Saturday 10 July 1943
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Date:Saturday 10 July 1943
Time:16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-30-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-23786
MSN: 9648
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:30 km W of Hemingford, NE -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
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Narrative:
Six transport planes were flying in a V-formation near Hemingford, NE. They were attempting to cross over to a right echelon formation when a midair collision occurred. C-47A 42-23786 (msn 9648) crossed over and descended on top of C-53D 42-68785 (msn 11712). The C-47 struck the C-53 in the port wing with its starboard wing. The C-53 crashed in flames, killing all four aboard. The C-47 lost part of its wing and crashed out of control, also killing all four aboard.

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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