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Last updated: 20 July 2019
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Date:Saturday 4 March 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-65-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-100586
C/n / msn: 19049
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Horsehall Hill Farm, Chisbury (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Ramsbury-USAAF Station AAF-469, United Kingdom
Narrative:
A Douglas C-47A transport plane, 42-100586, was damaged beyond repair in an accident near Horsehall Hill Farm, Chisbury, U.K. The airplane, part of the 84 Sqd of the USAAF's 437th Troop Carrier Group took part in a simulated paratrooper mission. The C-47 was number 42 in a 49 ship formation. Weather deteriorated with clouds and snow.
Arriving near Ramsbury, the pilot overshot the turn to finals and became lost. The airplane impacted trees and caught fire.

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» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Aviation Archaeology - local crash sites


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