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Last updated: 20 July 2019
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Date:Monday 25 December 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-15660
C/n / msn: 20126
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) SE Châteaudun-Advanced Landing Ground A-39 (   France)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Châteaudun-Advanced Landing Ground A-39 (LFOC), France
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed shortly after takeoff.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» France-Crashes 39-45


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photo of Douglas-C-47A-43-15660
accident date: 25-12-1944
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: 43-15660
photo of Douglas-C-47A-43-15660
accident date: 25-12-1944
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: 43-15660
 
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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