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Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 21 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 Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: KG489
C/n / msn: 12810
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Everse (   Netherlands)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Blakehill Farm RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Blakehill Farm RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Dakota III KG489 was hit by machine-gun and canon fire from Focke-Wulf Fw 190 fighters. The aircraft operated on a resupply mission to Arnhem, Netherlands, during Operation Market Garden.
The aircraft crashed in flames near a farm along the Everse Akkerpad, just east of Sint-Oedenrode.

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» www.dalecressman.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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