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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 23 November 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-23332
C/n / msn: 9194
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:off England [English Channel] (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Villacoublay Advanced Landing Ground A-42 (LFPV), France
Destination airport:Barkston Heath RAF Station (EGYE), United Kingdom
Narrative:
The C-47 transport plane went missing during a cargo flight from France to England. It likely crashed in the English Channel. Weather conditions reported en route included low clouds and rain.



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Distance from Villacoublay Advanced Landing Ground A-42 to Barkston Heath RAF Station as the crow flies is 501 km (313 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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