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Last updated: 15 June 2019
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Date:Sunday 17 September 1944
Time:13:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-15308
C/n / msn: 19774
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 20
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Heijningen (   Netherlands)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-47A transport plane was hit by anti aircraft fire near Heijningen, the Netherlands. The airplane was carrying 15 paratroopers during Operation Market Garden. Sixteen occupants bailed out safely as the aircraft began trailing smoke. The airplane then went into a steep dive and crashed.

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