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Last updated: 27 May 2020
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Date:Friday 15 September 1944
Time:16:49
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-18448
C/n / msn: 4510
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Montfaucon (   France)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Ditched into River Rhône near Ile de la Piboulette when the right hand engine failed at 500 ft altitude.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» France-Crashes 39-45


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