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Datum:Donnerstag 23 Mai 1940
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-227B
Betrieben durch:Royal Air Force - RAF
Gemietet von :Sabena
Kennzeichen: OO-AUI
Werknummer: 2094
Baujahr: 1938
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Arques (   Frankreich)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Merville Airport (HZB/LFQT), Frankreich
Flug nach:London (unknown airport), Großbritannien
Unfallbericht:
Hit by anti-aircraft fire over Calais and part of the left wing was torn off. The pilot (Sgt Raymond Chartier) made a forced landing near Arques, killing the navigator (Capt John M.H. Hoare) and injuring two passengers. The two other crew members (Plt Off Benson Freeman, engineer Pier Vrebos) and the passengers were taken POW.

Informationsquelle:
» Belgian Civil Aircraft since 1920 / J.Appleton and A. Thys, 1980 (ISBN 0 904597 25 3)
» Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum: WW2 Sabena-planes shot down May 1940 in France


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