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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Date:Wednesday 1 November 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-92700
MSN: 12530
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:12 km (7.5 mls) SE of Saint-Chamond (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Luxeuil-St-Sauveur Airport (LFSX), France
Destination airport:?
Flew into the side of a mountain at about 1350 m in poor weather conditions including severe icing.
The airplane carried fifteen wounded soldiers.

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