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Accident
Last updated: 13 December 2017
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Datum:zondag 26 november 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-93754
Constructienummer: 13701
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Leith Hill (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Villeneuve-Advanced Landing Ground A-63, Frankrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Chalgrove Airport (EGLJ), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Beschrijving:
A four aircraft formation of USAAF Douglas C-47's left Villeneuve-Advanced Landing Ground A-63 in France at about 16:40 and proceeded via La Treport and Beachy Head in order to return to their base at Chalgrove in Oxfordshire. The aircraft were flying in a 3 ship V formation with the fourth aircraft completing the diamond in echelon to the left of the No. 2 aircraft (43-47975).
Low clouds forced the formation to descend from 1500 ft to 1200 ft after crossing the English coast. The aircraft then descended another 200 feet until three of the aircraft (42-92837 [msn 12682], 42-93754 [msn 13701] and 43-47975 [msn 13791/25236]) impacted Leith Hill.

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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Villeneuve-Advanced Landing Ground A-63 en Chalgrove Airport bedraagt 471 km (294 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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