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Last updated: 21 July 2019
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Date:Saturday 16 December 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-100732
C/n / msn: 19195
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) from Orléans (   France)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Orléans/Bricy Advanced Landing Ground A-50 (ORE/LFOJ), France
Narrative:
The aircraft descended through overcast and hit the ground. The aircraft bounced and crash-landed, bursting into flames.
The aircraft reportedly suffered erroneous altimeter indications.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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photo of Douglas-C-47A-42-100732
accident date: 16-12-1944
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: 42-100732
photo of Douglas-C-47A-42-100732
accident date: 16-12-1944
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: 42-100732
photo of Douglas-C-47A-42-100732
accident date: 16-12-1944
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: 42-100732
 
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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