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Last updated: 26 May 2020
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Date:Sunday 24 December 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-10-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-48924
C/n / msn: 26185/14740
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
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Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Aldermaston-USAAF Station 467 (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Aldermaston-USAAF Station 467, United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
USAAF Douglas C-47B 43-48924 (msn 26185/14740) crashed on takeoff from Aldermaston. At least one occupant died in the accident.
At the same date and location four other C-47 aircraft were involved in a "taxiing accident". These aircraft may have been hit and damaged by 43-48924, or this was an unrelated accident.
C-47's involved in the "taxiing accident" were:
C-47A 42-101024 (msn 19487): damaged beyond repair
C-47A 43-15035 (msn 19501): damaged beyond repair
C-47B 43-15135 (msn 19601): repaired
C-47 42-32870 (msn 9096): repaired

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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