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Last updated: 21 May 2019
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Date:Tuesday 24 October 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: FZ655
C/n / msn: 12214
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:Saint-Pol-sur-Mer (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Antwerpen-Deurne Airport (ANR/EBAW), Belgium
Destination airport:Blakehill Farm RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Crashed at Saint-Pol-sur-Mer.

Sources:
» rafcommands.com
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Antwerpen-Deurne Airport to Blakehill Farm RAF Station as the crow flies is 440 km (275 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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