Airplane Crash - Columbus, Georgia 04/22/1947

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Columbus, Georgia


Date04/22/1947
Time10:40
LocationColumbus, Georgia
OperatorDelta Air Lines
TypeDouglas DC-3 (C-47DL) /Vultee BT-13
RegistrationN49657 / N55312
Cn/In9066
Aboard10
Fatalities10
Ground0
SummaryA private plane landed on top of the DC-3 while it was taking off. After rising to a height of 150 ft., the tail of the DC-3 was forced down and both planes crashed in flames. All 9 killed aboard the DC-3 and one aboard the private plane were killed. The failure of the pilot in the BT-13 to fly a standard left hand pattern in his approach to the airport and to keep a diligent lookout for other traffic.

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