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Last updated: 5 December 2021
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Datum:Dienstag 29 August 1944
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 43-47977
Werknummer: 25238/13793
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:between Greenland and Iceland (   Atlantischer Ozean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Bluie West One (BW-1) Air Base (UAK/BGBW),
Flug nach:Keflavík-Meeks Field (KEF/BIKF), Island
Unfallbericht:
Crashed between point Bluie West One airfield (BW-1), Greenland and Meeks Field, Iceland during delivery flight; fatal accident.

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Distance from Bluie West One (BW-1) Air Base to Keflavík-Meeks Field as the crow flies is 1194 km (746 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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