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Last updated: 26 May 2020
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Date:Monday 18 September 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-32806
C/n / msn: 9032
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near De Horst (   Netherlands)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Barkston Heath RAF Station (EGYE), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Barkston Heath RAF Station (EGYE), United Kingdom
Narrative:
Douglas C-47 42-32806 was one of 40 aircraft towing a towing CG-4A gliders to LZ-T near Groesbeek in the Netherlands.
During the flight the formation encountered flak in the coastal area and near ‘s-Hertogenbosch. With small anti-aircraft guns of 20 mm, the Germans started shooting at the approaching airplanes. The aircraft was hit just after releasing the glider. Both engines quit. The aircraft force landed in a field, hitting and killing four cows.

Sources:
» airbornetroopcarrier.com


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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