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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Friday 21 April 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-220B
Operator:Deutsche Lufthansa
Registration: D-AAIG
C/n / msn: 2095
First flight: 1939
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 20
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Fredrikstad (   Norway)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:København-Kastrup Airport (CPH/EKCH), Denmark
Destination airport:Oslo-Fornebu Airport (FBU/ENFB), Norway
Narrative:
Emergency landing into water of Oslofjord outside of Fredrikstad due to smoke/fire from a signal flare that had activated in the cockpit. The tree crew and six passengers died.

Sources:
» Douglas DC-3, C-47 "Skytrain" and variants in Eastern European service


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Distance from København-Kastrup Airport to Oslo-Fornebu Airport as the crow flies is 487 km (304 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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