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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 30 November 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-40-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-24030
C/n / msn: 9892
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3,2 km (2 mls) SSW of Membury USAAF Station 466 (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Welford RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Welford RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Two Douglas C-47A transport planes from the 71st Sq. of the 434th Troop Carrier Group, 42-24028 (msn 9890) and 42-24030 (msn 9892), were destroyed in an accident near Membury USAAF Station, in Wiltshire, England, following a mid-air collision.
The aircraft were operating on a routine formation training mission out of Welford.

Sources:
» MACR
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Aviation Archaeology - local crash sites


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