Accident Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3) 42-93002, Tuesday 6 June 1944
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Date:Tuesday 6 June 1944
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-93002
MSN: 12865
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 23
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:21 km NE off Etienville, Normandy -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Saltby RAF Station
Destination airport:Saltby RAF Station
Narrative:
The aircraft operated on a paratroop flight to a drop zone near Etienville, Normandy from RAF Saltby.
A forced landing was carried out on mud flats off Etienville after being struck by machine gun fire from the ground.
The aircraft made three approaches to the drop zone but on the third approach both engines failed and the airplane started burning. All paratroopers except for one exited the airplane.

Sources:

The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
MACR

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