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Last updated: 27 November 2020
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Date:Wednesday 27 December 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53D-DO (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-68752
C/n / msn: 11679
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Portsmouth (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Denain/Prouvy Advanced Landing Ground A-83 (LFAV), France
Destination airport:Welford RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Ditched into English Channel near Portsmouth, U.K.

Sources:
» MACR
» usaafdata.com


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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 Denain/Prouvy Advanced Landing Ground A-83 to Welford RAF Station as the crow flies is 361 km (226 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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