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Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 20 September 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: KG418
C/n / msn: 12453
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:W of Buunderkamp (   Netherlands)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Broadwell RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Broadwell RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Crash-landed during a resupply mission to support Operation Market Garden after receiving flak damage over Arnhem. Two air dispatchers bailed out; one was killed. The remaining occupants were caught by German troops.
The airplane was salvaged and relegated Aug 1946 to ground instructional airframe with serial 5567M.

Classification:
Shot down from the ground
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» 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
» tracesofwar.com


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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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