Accident
Last updated: 23 November 2014
Status:
Datum:Donnerstag 27 Juli 1944
Zeit:ca 16:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-93038
Werknummer: 12905
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 17 / Insassen: 17
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 22 / Insassen: 22
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Port Logan (   Großbritannien) show on map
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Filton Airport (FZO/EGTG), Großbritannien
Flug nach:Glasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK/EGPK), Großbritannien
Unfallbericht:
Two C-47A Dakotas were transporting wounded U.S. soldiers back home. Visibility was poor and Dakota 42-93038 was flying at low altitude so the following plane could keep it in sight. As the Dakota approached the Mull of Galloway, the pilot tried to gain altitude to clear the cliffs. The airplane did not make it and collided with a cliff rising to more than 400 ft (120 m) just below the crest.

Informationsquelle:
» Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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Distance from Filton Airport to Glasgow-Prestwick Airport as the crow flies is 459 km (287 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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