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Last updated: 17 June 2019
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Date:Friday 22 December 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-93508
C/n / msn: 13427
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Whitehill Copse, Ramsbury (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Grove USAAF Station AAF-519, United Kingdom
Narrative:
The wingtip struck trees causing the C-47 transport plane to crash as it attempted to land at Ramsbury. The airplane was diverting there because it was unable to reach the destination of Grove or the alternate Exeter due to weather.

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» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Aviation Archaeology - local crash sites


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