Flugunfall 27 AUG 1943 einer Douglas DC-3-268 SE-BAF - Hirsthals, Denmark [North Sea]
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Datum:Freitag 27 August 1943
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-268
Fluggesellschaft:AB Aerotransport
Kennzeichen: SE-BAF
Werknummer: 2133
Baujahr: 1939
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:ca 70 km W off Hirsthals, Denmark [North Sea] (   Atlantischer Ozean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Aberdeen-Dyce Airport (ABZ/EGPD), Großbritannien
Flug nach:Stockholm-Bromma Airport (BMA/ESSB), Schweden
The Douglas DC-3 named "Gladan" operated on a passenger flight from Aberdeen, U.K. to Stockholm-Bromma. The flight departed at 20:23 local time. Last radio contact was at 23:30 Danish time when it was over the North Sea heading towards Denmark. Nothing more was heard from the flight.
It is believed that Leutnant Karl Rechberger of 12./NJG 3 claimed this aircraft at 23:41 hours Danish time at 5100 metres altitude in Plan Quadrat FT-72 which is located west of Hirtshals. Although this claim was originally identified as a Vickers Wellington.

» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
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Distance from Aberdeen-Dyce Airport to Stockholm-Bromma Airport as the crow flies is 1188 km (742 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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