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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Date:Saturday 21 April 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-5-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-48589
MSN: 25850/14405
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Bonn (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Le Culot Advanced Landing Ground A-89 (EBBE), Belgium
Destination airport:Fritzlar Advanced Landing Ground Y-86 (FRZ/ETHF), Germany
The aircraft crashed during a non-operational ferry flight.

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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 Le Culot Advanced Landing Ground A-89 to Fritzlar Advanced Landing Ground Y-86 as the crow flies is 317 km (198 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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