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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Date:Saturday 2 February 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-15-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-92879
MSN: 12729
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:24 km (15 mls) E of Aix-en-Provence (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Istres-Le Tubé Airport (LFMI), France
Destination airport:München-Riem Airport (MUC/EDDM), Germany
Struck Pic des Mouches, a 1011 m high mountain.


» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Jean-Louis DELATTRE (E-mail 18-4-2010)


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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 Istres-Le Tubé Airport to München-Riem Airport as the crow flies is 728 km (455 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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