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Last updated: 7 July 2020
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Datum:zondag 17 september 1944
Tijd: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)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 43-15308
Constructienummer: 19774
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 15
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 20
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Heijningen (   Nederland)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
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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