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Last updated: 22 May 2019
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Date:Saturday 11 November 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-48473
C/n / msn: 25734/14289
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Llyn Dulyn (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), France
Destination airport:Burtonwood Airport (BUT/EGOB), United Kingdom
Narrative:
Bad weather at the destination Burtonwood forced the crew to divert to Valley. The C-47 flew into a cliff. The wreckage was found on November 22.

Sources:
» Peak District Air Accident Research (peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk)
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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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 Paris-Le Bourget Airport to Burtonwood Airport as the crow flies is 602 km (376 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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