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Last updated: 27 May 2020
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Date:Monday 30 April 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-48258
C/n / msn: 25519/14074
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Poltava Air Base (   Ukraine)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-47, named "Lady Helen", caught fire when washed with gasoline. Half of right wing burned down.

Classification:

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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photo of Douglas-C-47A-43-48258
accident date: 30-04-1945
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: 43-48258
photo of Douglas-C-47A-43-48258
accident date: 30-04-1945
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: 43-48258
 
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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