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Last updated: 26 May 2020
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Date:Sunday 6 May 1945
Time:13:02
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53D Skytrooper (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-68695
C/n / msn: 11622
First flight: 1943
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:Jarny (   France)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Doncourt-lès-Conflans Advanced Landing Ground A-94, France
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft stalled and crashed when the pilot made a tight turn at low altitude shortly after takeoff.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» usaafdata.com
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» francecrashes39-45.net


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accident date: 06-05-1945
type: Douglas C-53D Skytrooper (DC-3)
registration: 42-68695
photo of Douglas-C-53D-Skytrooper-42-68695
accident date: 06-05-1945
type: Douglas C-53D Skytrooper (DC-3)
registration: 42-68695
photo of Douglas-C-53D-Skytrooper-42-68695
accident date: 06-05-1945
type: Douglas C-53D Skytrooper (DC-3)
registration: 42-68695
photo of Douglas-C-53D-Skytrooper-42-68695
accident date: 06-05-1945
type: Douglas C-53D Skytrooper (DC-3)
registration: 42-68695
photo of Douglas-C-53D-Skytrooper-42-68695
accident date: 06-05-1945
type: Douglas C-53D Skytrooper (DC-3)
registration: 42-68695
 
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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