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Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Estado:
Fecha:martes 19 septiembre 1944
Hora:15:55
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DK (DC-3)
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 43-48355
Numéro de série: 25616/14171
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 5
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Best (   Holanda)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Welford RAF Station, Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Welford RAF Station, Reino Unido
Descripción:
The C-47B operated on a glider tow mission as part of Operation Market Garden. The airplane was hit by ground fire as it approach the glider release zone. The airplane pulled up into a stall. The nose then dropped and three occupants managed to bail out. The captain and copilot went down with the plane.

Fuentes:
» Verliesregister 1939-1945 : Alle militaire vliegtuigverliezen in Nederland tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog - 1944 / Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» MACR


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