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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Estado:
Fecha:sábado 23 diciembre 1944
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DK (DC-3)
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 43-48056
Numéro de série: 25317/13872
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Bastogne (   Bélgica)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Membury USAAF Station 466, Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Chalgrove USAAF Station 465 (EGLJ), Reino Unido
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» 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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