Accident Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3) 42-100766,
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Date:Wednesday 25 October 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-100766
MSN: 19229
Year of manufacture:1943
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Jacobswell, Guildford, UK -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Newbury-Greenham Common RAF Station (EWY/EGVI)
Destination airport:Valenciennes/Denain Airport (XVS/LFAV)
The C-47A transport plane went into an inverted dive and crashed into the ground. It appeared the cargo had shifted, disrupting the aircraft's Centre of Gravity.


The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
The WWII Crash of C47 ‘Lilly Bell II’ (The Guildford Dragon)



photo (c) USAAF; Jacobswell, Guildford, UK; October 1944

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