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Last updated: 28 February 2021
Estado:
Fecha:jueves 22 febrero 1945
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3)
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 42-92742
Numéro de série: 12576
Año de Construcción: 1944
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Desaparecido
Consecuencias: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Ubicación:unknown (   Francia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Villacoublay Advanced Landing Ground A-42 (LFPV), Francia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Spanhoe-USAAF Station AAF-493, Reino Unido
Descripción:
The aircraft departed from Spanhoe, England on 21 February 1945, flying to Welford Park, England and picking up a glider. The glider was towed to Advanced Landing Ground A-50 (Orléans) where the aircraft developed engine trouble and remained overnight. Departing A-50 on 22 February 1945, the aircraft proceeded to A-54 (Paris-Le Bourget) for the purpose of refueling. Not being able to procure fuel at A-54, the aircraft flew to A-42 (Villacoublay). The aircraft departed A-42 at 14:26 hours on 22 February 1945 for Spanhoe and no further knowledge of the airplane is available.

Fuentes:
» usaafdata.com
» fieldsofhonor-database.com
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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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 Villacoublay Advanced Landing Ground A-42 to Spanhoe-USAAF Station AAF-493 as the crow flies is 462 km (289 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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