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Accident description
Last updated: 27 March 2017
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Date:Thursday 1 November 1945
Time:ca 15:30 BST
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-93041
C/n / msn: 12909
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 26
Total:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 30
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Herrenalb (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bovingdon RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Schleißheim Airport (EDNX), Germany
Narrative:
The aircraft flew into the side of a mountain. The pilot was climbing through an overcast and struck the mountain.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Bayerische Flugzeug-Historiker e.V.
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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Distance from Bovingdon RAF Station to Schleißheim Airport as the crow flies is 940 km (588 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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Douglas DC-3

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