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Last updated: 22 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 C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-93002
Constructienummer: 12865
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 18
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 23
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:21 km (13.1 mijl) NE van Etienville, Normandy (   Frankrijk)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Saltby RAF Station, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Saltby RAF Station, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Beschrijving:
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.

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