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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2016
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)
Departure airport:Bovingdon RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Schlei▀heim Airport (EDNX), Germany
The aircraft flew into the side of a mountain. The pilot was climbing through an overcast and struck the mountain.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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Distance from Bovingdon RAF Station to Schlei▀heim Airport as the crow flies is 940 km (588 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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