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Accident
Last updated: 27 September 2016
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Datum:Mittwoch 22 September 1943
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53 Skytrooper (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-6471
Werknummer: 4923
Baujahr: 1942
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 20 / Insassen: 20
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,2 km (0.8 Meilen) N of Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU) (   Indien)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC), Indien
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
Crashed after takeoff and burned. One occupant survived the accident but died of his injuries two days later.

Informationsquelle:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» El Litoral 29 Sep 1943


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