ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47A-20-DK Skytrain 42-93001 Rhenen
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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-47A-20-DK Skytrain
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-93001
MSN: 12864
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 19
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rhenen (   Netherlands)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Saltby-USAAF Station AAF-538, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Saltby-USAAF Station AAF-538, United Kingdom
Crashed during Operation Market Garden. The right hand engine was on fire when it was approaching the drop zone near Wageningen. A forced landing was carried out.

Forced landing outside airport

» Verliesregister 1939-1945 : Alle militaire vliegtuigverliezen in Nederland tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog - 1944 / Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Saltby-USAAF Station AAF-538 to Saltby-USAAF Station AAF-538 as the crow flies is 19868 km (12418 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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