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Last updated: 21 November 2018
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Date:Friday 15 April 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas VC-47D (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-49271
C/n / msn: 26532/15087
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:11 km (6.9 mls) SE of Marburg (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Værløse Air Base (EKVL), Denmark
Destination airport:Wiesbaden-Erbenheim (Y-80) Air Base (WIE/ETOU), Germany
Narrative:
The plane was struck by lightning. The cockpit windscreen broke and the aircraft lost power. All four occupants jumped from the plane by parachute and survived. The VC-47D crashed into a forest.

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» fliegerschicksale.de.tl


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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 Værløse Air Base to Wiesbaden-Erbenheim (Y-80) Air Base as the crow flies is 685 km (428 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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