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Fecha:jueves 23 mayo 1940
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-227B
Operado por:Royal Air Force - RAF
Alquilado a :Sabena
Registración: OO-AUI
Numéro de série: 2094
Año de Construcción: 1938
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes:
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Arques (   Francia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Merville Airport (HZB/LFQT), Francia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:London (unknown airport), Reino Unido
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» 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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