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Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Date:Thursday 8 July 1948
Time:ca 23:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-48256
MSN: 25517/14072
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:16 km (10 mls) NNE of Wiesbaden (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Wiesbaden-Erbenheim (Y-80) Air Base (WIE/ETOU), Germany
Destination airport:Berlin-Tempelhof Airport (THF/EDBB), Germany
Narrative:
Crashed into Mount Steinkopf, near Königstein, Taunus. The C-47 was part of the Berlin Airlift.

Sources:
» Die Rosinenbomber: Die Berliner Luftbrücke 1948/49, Huschke, Wolfgang J


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Distance from Wiesbaden-Erbenheim (Y-80) Air Base to Berlin-Tempelhof Airport as the crow flies is 441 km (276 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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