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At 1941/07/26 the plane Douglas DC-3 fell into the lake Sig. Transport plane left without cover at low altitude from attacking his Messerschmitt, caught the water and drowned. Of the 17 people rescued 10. At the moment the aircraft is at the bottom of the lake. And it is used as a rack.

Douglas DC-3 is also known under the names of the C-47, C-53, R4D and «Dakota» - short-haul passenger aircraft with two piston engines.

The first flight of the aircraft made December 17, 1935. Supervised the construction of a prototype A.E.Raymond. The plane was increased range, so that the U.S. could fly with three landings to refuel. Thus transcontinental trip to the United States became very popular. Until the 1940s, the U.S. needed to cross to fly all day - the plane was doing a lot of landings, and there was no direct flight. In general, the majority of ordinary citizens traveling by train (then the journey takes several days). At the beginning of the U.S. ordered 400 aircraft. During World War II aircraft were built as a military transport and the freight. Gradually they came to Europe and then in the Soviet Union, where the produced PS-84 (licensed version of the DC-3), and then Li-2, which was a variant of the PS-84, under the Soviet redesigned engines and State Standards. In Japan, the DC-3 was called Showa L2D. Although in the 1970s began to make attempts to replace the DC-3, no aircraft could not do it. Only a Fokker Friendship was a minor extent by replacing the DC-3. But as they say the pilots: "The best replacement for the DC-3 - another DC-3". 

The distance from the Park Hotel "SDL": 
6 km