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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Datum:Mittwoch 14 März 1945
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-100781
Werknummer: 19244
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Opfer am Boden:Todesopfer: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Prosnes (   Frankreich)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Prosnes Advanced Landing Ground A-79, Frankreich
Flug nach:Prosnes Advanced Landing Ground A-79, Frankreich
A formation of 42 C-47 transport planes took off from Reims airfield A-79 for a practice paratroop and paradrop mission.
During the exercise the right hand propeller of 42-100781 separated from the engine. The airplane lost altitude and struck several paratroopers on the way down. The airplane crashed, killing all four crew members and six paratroopers./

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