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Last updated: 16 October 2021
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Date:Saturday 3 March 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-48223
MSN: 25484/14039
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Carmeilles-en-Vallangou (   France)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), France
Narrative:
Crashed on approach to Orly after a flight from England.

Sources:
» Evening Star 15 March 1945, p2
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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Douglas DC-3

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