Accident Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3) 42-32873,
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Date:Monday 25 December 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-32873
MSN: 9099
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Chilbolton -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Chilbolton RAF Station
Destination airport:Laon-Couvron Air Base (Advanced Landing Ground A-70)
The pilot of the C-47 transport plane was unable to regain control of the aircraft which had been caught in prop wash of the plane ahead. Frost on the wings likely contributed.


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