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Date:Friday 9 August 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-15376
MSN: 19842
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kranj (   Slovenia)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Wien Air Base (VIE/LOWW), Austria
Destination airport:Udine Airfield (UDN/LIPD), Italy
Shot down by two Yugoslav Air Force Yakovlev 3 fighter planes and force-landed.
Seven U.S., two Hungarian and one Turkish (injured) citizens were released on 20 August 1946.

» Passauer Neue Presse 20 August 1946, p1
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Distance from Wien Air Base to Udine Airfield as the crow flies is 342 km (214 miles).

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