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Last updated: 21 April 2021
Date:Thursday 30 August 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: KJ974
C/n / msn: 26410/14965
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:6,5 km (4.1 mls) SSE of Vaison-la-Romaine (   France)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The flight took off in very bad weather. About 20 minutes after take off, the aircraft encountered heavy turbulence and broke up in the air.


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