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Accident description
Last updated: 26 November 2015
Date:Wednesday 12 February 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-30-DK (DC-3)
Registration: 14+05
C/n / msn: 33064/16316
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Husum Schwesing Air Base (QHU) (   Germany)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Westerland Airport (GWT/EDXW), Germany
Destination airport:Husum Schwesing Air Base (QHU/EDXK), Germany
Crashed. The aircraft operated on a radar calibration flight.

» Chicago Tribune, Feb. 13, 1969


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Distance from Westerland Airport to Husum Schwesing Air Base as the crow flies is 68 km (42 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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