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42-92472

Douglas C-47A Skytrain C/N 12276 > 43154

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Airframe Info

Manufacturer:Douglas
Model:C-47A Skytrain    Search all Douglas C-47A Skytrain
Year built:0000
Construction Number (C/N):12276 > 43154
Aircraft Type:Fixed wing multi engine
Number of Seats:N/A
Number of Engines:2
Engine Type:Reciprocating
Engine Manufacturer and Model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92 Twin Wasp
Also Registered As:
OO-AWH  Destroyed
FZ679  De-registered

Aircraft

Registration Number:42-92472
Current Status:De-registered

Owner

Address:,
United States

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Malcolm Clarke, 2017-02-13 04:07:43
 To RAF as FZ679. Engine cut on takeoff, aircraft swung off runway and DBR when struck an unidentified B-26 at Lyon-Bron Feb 15, 1945. May have been rebuilt and returned to service. There is a report that it rebuilt by Douglas at Santa Monica as DC-3C MSN 43154 and delivered Apr 9, 1947 to Sabena as OO-AWH. Crashed at Heathrow Airport, London, England Mar 2, 1948. 20 out of the 22 occupants were killed. Since this incident, the ghost of a businessman looking for his briefcase has been seen on several occasions near the crash site!
Courtesy Joe Baugher.