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Last updated: 15 November 2019
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Date:Monday 13 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: 43-48478
C/n / msn: 25739/14294
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: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:North Sea ? (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Watton USAAF Station AAF-376, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Reims Advanced Landing Ground A-62 (RHE/LFSR), France
Narrative:
The C-47 went missing on a flight from Watton, U.K. to Reims, France.

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


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Distance from Watton USAAF Station AAF-376 to Reims Advanced Landing Ground A-62 as the crow flies is 422 km (264 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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