Date & Time: Sep 24, 1944 at 1940 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Lumberton - Lumberton
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Crashed some 5 miles W of AAF Camp Mackall Field, while on a night parachute drop exercise. The airplane was part of a six-ship formation that had departed Lumberton AAF on a night time parachute drop. The aircraft were flying in a V of V's formation dropping parachute supply bundles near Camp MacKall. The aircraft collided with the parachute bundle dropped from a preceding airplane. The bundle hit the control surface of the right hand wing. The airplane rolled out of control and entered a spin. The pilot could not recover from the spin and the airplane crashed and burned.
In flight collision with a parachute bundle.