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Last updated: 26 January 2022
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Datum:dinsdag 6 juni 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registratie: KG429
Constructienummer: 12464
Bouwjaar: 1944
Bemanning:slachtoffers: / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: / inzittenden: 19
Totaal:slachtoffers: 22 / inzittenden: 23
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Colombelles (   Frankrijk)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
The C-47 was hit by anti-aircraft cannon located near the shipyards. It crashed near the Saint-Martin church of Colombelles, France.
The airplane was operated by the No. 46 Group of the Royal Air Force Transport Command, carrying a stick of paratroopers of the 8th Battalion Parachute Regiment during the invasion of Normandy during World War 2.

Bronnen:
» Le Forum dday-overlord.com
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 745e ongeval
  • 254e dodelijk ongeval
  • 12e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 176e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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 Frankrijk
  • The zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 30e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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