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Last updated: 27 September 2021
Datum:Montag 19 November 1951
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 43-16026
Werknummer: 20492
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:nahe Papa (   Ungarn)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Flug von:Erding Air Base (ETSE), Deutschland
Flug nach:Beograd-Dojno Polje Airport,
The C-47 as on a supply mission to Belgrade when it became lost over Yugoslavia and then entered the Hungarian airspace. The plane was forced down by Soviet fighter aircraft stationed in Hungary. The four crew members were released December 27 after the U.S. had agreed to pay USD 120.000 in fines for violating the Hungarian border.

» Ludington Daily News - Dec 28, 1951
» L'Unita 21-11-1951


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Erding Air Base to Beograd-Dojno Polje Airport as the crow flies is 749 km (468 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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