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42-24022

C-47 Skytrain

Assigned to 71TCS, 434TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Post War: Crashed after attempting landing Miraflores Airport, Colombia while on approach. Emergency landing with one prop feathered. Due to another aircraft obstructing the runway, the A/C had to overshoot. The aircraft ditched into a lake while re-positioning to land in the opposite direction.

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  • Aldermaston

    Military site : airfield
    Aldermaston was built for RAF use in 1941-1942, and handed over to the Eighth Air Force in 1942. It was home to several Troop Carrier Groups, and became an airfield of the Ninth Air Force in 1943. Handed back to the RAF in 1945, it was placed on Care...

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Assigned Aldermaston, Reading RG7, UK 1944

Assigned to 71TCS, 434TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Miraflores, Guaviare, Colombia 17 June 1981

Crashed after attempting landing Miraflores Airport, Colombia while on approach. Emergency landing with one prop feathered. Due to another aircraft obstructing the runway, the A/C had to overshoot. The aircraft ditched into a lake while re-positioning to land in the opposite direction.

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Date Contributor Update
18 September 2017 16:43:20 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
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Roger Freeman Photo.
http://www.aerialvisuals.ca/AirframeDossier.php?Serial=46431

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