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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2016
Date:Friday 6 April 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-93088
C/n / msn: 12961
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:19 km (11.9 mls) NW of Malmedy (   Belgium)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Poix-Advanced Landing Ground B-44, France
Destination airport:Frankfurt/Eschborn Advanced Landing Ground Y-74, Germany

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Poix-Advanced Landing Ground B-44 to Frankfurt/Eschborn Advanced Landing Ground Y-74 as the crow flies is 310 km (194 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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