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Last updated: 29 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-53D Skytrooper (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-68822
MSN: 11749
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 25
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cambrai-Niergnies Advanced Landing Ground A-74 (   France)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Creil Advanced Landing Ground A-81 (CSF/LFPC), France
Destination airport:Cambrai-Niergnies Advanced Landing Ground A-74, France
Crashed on landing.

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Distance from Creil Advanced Landing Ground A-81 to Cambrai-Niergnies Advanced Landing Ground A-74 as the crow flies is 111 km (69 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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