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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 30 November 1944
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: 43-15122
C/n / msn: 19588
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 6
Airplane damage: Unknown
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Rance (   Belgium)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Asch Advanced Landing Ground Y-29 (EBSL), Belgium
Destination airport:Laon-Couvron Air Base (Advanced Landing Ground A-70), France
Narrative:
Two Douglas C-47A transport aircraft were involved in a mid-air collision over Rance, Belgium. One aircraft (43-15131; msn 19597) crashed, killing six.
The other aircraft, 43-15122 (msn 19588), landed safely.

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» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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Distance from Asch Advanced Landing Ground Y-29 to Laon-Couvron Air Base (Advanced Landing Ground A-70) as the crow flies is 204 km (128 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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