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Last updated: 4 December 2021
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Date:Saturday 20 September 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas VC-47A (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 42-23967
MSN: 9829
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1 km (0.6 mls) from Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) (   France)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), France
Narrative:
The VC-47 hit a telephone pole, rooftops and crashed. A post-impact fire broke out.

Sources:
» Passauer Neue Presse 22 September 1952, p2
» Folha da Manhă 21 September 1952, p2


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