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Last updated: 7 December 2021
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Datum:Samstag 23 Dezember 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: 43-48056
Werknummer: 25317/13872
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Bastogne (   Belgien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Membury USAAF Station 466, Großbritannien
Flug nach:Chalgrove USAAF Station 465 (EGLJ), Großbritannien
Unfallbericht:
The airplane operated on a resupply drop flight to Belgium. It departed from Membury USAAF Station 466 and was due to return to Chalgrove USAAF Station 465.
A witness saw the airplane fall away on fire in a left bank, shortly after dropping the load.

Informationsquelle:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» MACR


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Membury USAAF Station 466 to Chalgrove USAAF Station 465 as the crow flies is 39 km (25 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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