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Last updated: 24 June 2019
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Date:Tuesday 29 August 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-47977
C/n / msn: 25238/13793
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:between Greenland and Iceland (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bluie West One (BW-1) Air Base (UAK/BGBW), Greenland
Destination airport:Reykjavík/Keflavík-Meeks Field (KEF/BIKF), Iceland
Narrative:
Crashed between point Bluie West One airfield (BW-1), Greenland and Meeks Field, Iceland during delivery flight; fatal accident.

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» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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Distance from Bluie West One (BW-1) Air Base to Reykjavík/Keflavík-Meeks Field as the crow flies is 1194 km (746 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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