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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 7 November 1944
Time:ca 11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DK Skytrain
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-48449
C/n / msn: 25710/14265
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mont Tournette, E of Annecy (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Istres-Le Tubé Airport (LFMI), France
Narrative:
Flew into the side of a mountain at an elevation of about 1950 m. Weather was poor at the time of the accident.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Drames aeriens dans le departement de la Haute-Savoie


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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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