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Last updated: 23 September 2019
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Date:Thursday 21 December 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-15-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: CCCP-L870
C/n / msn: 12707
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:between Rzeszˇw and Nowy Targ (   Poland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Rzeszˇw Airport (RZE/EPRZ), Poland
Narrative:
The C-47A transport plane operated on a supply mission from Rzeszˇw for Polish partisans in the area of Nowy Targ when it was probably shot down by fighters of the German Air Force on the return leg. The aircraft crashed somewhere between Nowy Targ and Rzeszˇw. The wreck was never found.

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