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Last updated: 16 October 2019
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Date:Monday 30 October 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-5-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-48592
C/n / msn: 25853/14408
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:Bouley Bay Harbour, Jersey, Channel Islands (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Villacoublay Advanced Landing Ground A-42 (LFPV), France
Destination airport:Querqueville Advanced Landing Ground A-23, France
Narrative:
The C-47 transport plane operated on a flight from Villacoublay to Querqueville, France. During last radio contact the crew reported an electrical failure. The airplane wandered of the English Channel and was shot down by AA fire over Jersey.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» MACR


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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 Villacoublay Advanced Landing Ground A-42 to Querqueville Advanced Landing Ground A-23 as the crow flies is 298 km (186 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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