ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47A-65-DL (DC-3) 42-100560 Middelkerke
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Date:Saturday 3 May 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-65-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 42-100560
MSN: 19023
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 24
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Middelkerke (   Belgium)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Burtonwood RAF Station (BUT/EGOB), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Wiesbaden AFB (WIE/ETOU), Germany
The aircraft made an emergency landing on the Belgian coast due to an engine failure while on its way from Burtonwood, UK, to Wiesbaden, Germany.

Forced landing outside airport

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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 Burtonwood RAF Station to Wiesbaden AFB as the crow flies is 834 km (521 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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