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Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Date:Tuesday 24 April 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-5-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-92459
MSN: 12262
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Metz (   France)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Metz-Advanced Landing Ground Y-34 (MZM/LFSF), France
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed on takeoff. At least one occupant died in the accident.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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photo of Douglas-C-47A-5-DK-42-92459
accident date: 24-04-1945
type: Douglas C-47A-5-DK (DC-3)
registration: 42-92459
 
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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