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Last updated: 27 January 2022
Datum:zaterdag 28 mei 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 43-48479
Constructienummer: 25740/14295
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Deftinge (   België)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), Frankrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:København-Kastrup Airport (CPH/EKCH), Denemarken
The C-47D transport plane was en route over Belgium when it experienced problems with one of the engines. When the engine failed, the aircraft began to lose altitude. Four crew members bailed out, landing in the vicinity of Overboelare.
The captain remained on board and steered the airplane for a forced landing. The aircraft touched trees and spun into a farm field at the Ottergemstraat of Deftinge, near Geraardsbergen.
The tail section broke off and the aircraft lost an engine in the accident sequence.

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Paris-Orly Airport en København-Kastrup Airport bedraagt 1030 km (644 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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