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Last updated: 26 January 2022
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Date:mercredi 27 décembre 1944
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Compagnie:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Immatriculation: 42-100840
Numéro de série: 19303
Année de Fabrication: 1943
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 5
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:NE of Sibret (   Belgique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Châteaudun-Advanced Landing Ground A-39 (LFOC), France
Aéroport de destination:Châteaudun-Advanced Landing Ground A-39 (LFOC), France
Détails:
The airplane operated on a glider tow-resupply mission to Bastogne, Belgium. Crew members of other aircraft in the formation reported seeing the right engine on fire as the airplane went down. There was numerous flak but the eyewitnesses did not see any flak hit the airplane. The airplane went nose down about 40 degrees after the glider was released. Four crew members were seen to bail out; the parachute of one of them did not deploy.

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