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Datum:Freitag 9 August 1946
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 43-15376
Werknummer: 19842
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 10
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Kranj (   Slowenien)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Flug von:Wien Air Base (VIE/LOWW), Österreich
Flug nach:Udine Airfield (UDN/LIPD), Italien
Shot down by two Yugoslav Air Force Yakovlev 3 fighter planes and force-landed.
Seven U.S., two Hungarian and one Turkish (injured) citizens were released on 20 August 1946.

» Passauer Neue Presse 20 August 1946, p1
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Distance from Wien Air Base to Udine Airfield as the crow flies is 342 km (214 miles).

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