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Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 28 March 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-15-DK (DC-3)
Operator:L'Armée de L'Air
Registration: 349434/FRBDC
C/n / msn: 26695/15250
First flight: 1944
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Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dien Bien Phu (   Vietnam)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
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Narrative:
Destroyed by enemy action during the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in the First Indochina War between the French Union's French Far East Expeditionary Corps and Viet Minh communist-nationalist revolutionaries.

Classification:
Destroyed on ground

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


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