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Last updated: 21 October 2019
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Date:Tuesday 8 May 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-15323
C/n / msn: 19789
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
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Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ergolding Advanced Landing Ground R-73 (   Germany)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ergolding Advanced Landing Ground R-73, Germany
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed on takeoff and caught fire. At least one occupant was killed.
On the same day Douglas C-47A 43-15351 (msn 19817) was reported damaged beyond repair at Ergolding Advanced Landing Ground R-73. Possibly this aircraft was hit by 43-15323.

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