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Last updated: 20 February 2019
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Date:Friday 14 April 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: CCCP-L877
C/n / msn: 12129
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:SE of Rechitsa, Gomel District (   Belarus)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-47A transport aircraft was flying at a height of 180 metres when it came close to the bridge over the Dnepr River which was protected by a Soviet anti-aircraft artillery battery. The aircraft was hit and damaged by the anti-aircraft fire and made a forced landing near the Uza railway station. It caught fire and burnt out.

Classification:
Shot down from the ground
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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