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Last updated: 24 March 2018
Date:Tuesday 6 June 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53D-DO (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-68694
C/n / msn: 11621
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Picauville (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Folkingham RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Folkingham RAF Station, United Kingdom
The aircraft was hit by flak after dropping paratroopers near Picauville, France. With one engine on fire the aircraft was ditched in the English Channel. The crew was rescued after spending three hours in life rafts.

Shot down from the ground

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


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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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