Date & Time: Jul 18, 1946 at 2110 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Forbes - Lowry
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was performing a flight from Forbes AFB (Topeka) to Lowry AFB located near Aurora, Colorado. Enroute, while cruising in adverse weather conditions, the aircraft went out of control and crashed in a field located 4 miles north of Goodland. All 13 occupants were killed. It appears that at the time of the accident, weather conditions were poor with thunderstorm activity and electricity.
It is believed that the loss of control was caused by severe turbulence due to thunderstorm activity. Also, electricity in the stormy area may badly influenced on board equipment.