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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Date:Saturday 24 March 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-35-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-23931
MSN: 9793
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Riswickhof (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Wethersfield USAAF Station 170, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Wethersfield USAAF Station 170, United Kingdom
The aircraft was shot down during Rhein crossing (Operation Varsity). Paratroopers had just been dropped at drop zone "B" when the aircraft burst into flames after being hit.



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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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