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Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Date:Tuesday 2 November 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 44-76491
MSN: 32823/16075
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Wiesbaden (   Germany)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:London-Northolt Airport (NHT/EGWU), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Wiesbaden AFB (WIE/ETOU), Germany
Narrative:
Crashed and burnt while trying to land in dense fog at night.

Sources:
» http://www.santafe.gov.ar/hemerotecadigital/diario/21959/?page=2
» http://www.santafe.gov.ar/hemerotecadigital/diario/21963/
» AAIR


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Distance from London-Northolt Airport to Wiesbaden AFB as the crow flies is 632 km (395 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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