Accident Douglas C-47A-65-DL (DC-3) 42-100560, Saturday 3 May 1952
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Date:Saturday 3 May 1952
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-65-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 42-100560
MSN: 19023
Year of manufacture:1943
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 24
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Middelkerke -   Belgium
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Burtonwood RAF Station (BUT/EGOB)
Destination airport:Wiesbaden AFB (WIE/ETOU)
Narrative:
The aircraft made an emergency landing on the Belgian coast due to an engine failure while on its way from Burtonwood, UK, to Wiesbaden, Germany.

Sources:

The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
Twentsch dagblad Tubantia, 8 May 1952
Het Vaderland, 5 May 1952

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