Accident Douglas C-47A-30-DL (DC-3) 42-23786, Saturday 10 July 1943
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Date:Saturday 10 July 1943
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
Location:30 km W of Hemingford, NE -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
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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.


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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