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Last updated: 27 January 2021
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Datum:donderdag 22 februari 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-92742
Constructienummer: 12576
Bouwjaar: 1944
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Vermist
Gevolgen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Plaats:unknown (   Frankrijk)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Villacoublay Advanced Landing Ground A-42 (LFPV), Frankrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Spanhoe-USAAF Station AAF-493, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Beschrijving:
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.

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


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De afstand tussen Villacoublay Advanced Landing Ground A-42 en Spanhoe-USAAF Station AAF-493 bedraagt 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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