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Last updated: 19 February 2020
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Datum:vrijdag 12 mei 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-92679
Constructienummer: 12506
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 7
Botsingsslachtoffers:slachtoffers: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Berwick (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Onbekend (UNK)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
Two C-47A transport planes (42-108877 and 42-92679) crashed following a midair collision. The aircraft were flying night formation during an exercise, "Operation Eagle". This operation included 800 aircraft as a rehearsal for the Normandy invasion.
Passengers and crew of both aircraft were killed.

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