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Last updated: 8 December 2021
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Date:Thursday 22 July 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:L'Armée de L'Air
Registration: 348281
MSN: 25542/14097
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Hoa Binh (   Vietnam)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft was transporting fuel when it came down in an open countryside in Vietminh controlled area.
On board were five occupants, including Col. de la Baume, Commander of Air Force of Northern Indochina.

Sources:
» Le Monde 24 July 1948
» memorialgenweb.org
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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