Date & Time: Oct 27, 1945 at 0855 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Wright Patterson - Minneapolis
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Enroute from Wright Patterson AFB to Minneapolis-Wold-Chamberlain Airport, the crew noticed that the manifold pressure dropped and was unable to resolve the problem. In such situation, the captain decided to reduce his altitude in an attempt to make an emergency landing in a field. Unfortunately, the aircraft attitude was wrong and its speed was too high. The aircraft hit the ground, bounced, hit trees and eventually crash landed. Both pilots and two passengers were injured while six others were killed.
Loss of manifold pressure in flight.