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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Date:Tuesday 6 June 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-100819
MSN: 19282
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:NE of Picauville (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Upottery USAAF Station AAF-462, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Upottery USAAF Station AAF-462, United Kingdom
Shot down during Normandy invasion (Operation Overlord).



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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 732nd loss
  • 247th fatal accident
  • 17th worst accident (at the time)
  • 225th worst accident (currently)
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  • 2nd worst accident (at the time)
  • 38th worst accident (currently)
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