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Last updated: 25 January 2022
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Fecha:martes 6 junio 1944
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 42-93002
Numéro de série: 12865
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 18
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 23
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:21 km (13.1 milles) NE de la costa de Etienville, Normandy (   Francia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Saltby RAF Station, Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Saltby RAF Station, Reino Unido
Descripción:
The aircraft operated on a paratroop flight to a drop zone near Etienville, Normandy from RAF Saltby.
A forced landing was carried out on mud flats off Etienville after being struck by machine gun fire from the ground.
The aircraft made three approaches to the drop zone but on the third approach both engines failed and the airplane started burning. All paratroopers except for one exited the airplane.

Fuentes:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
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