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Last updated: 27 June 2019
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Date:Monday 25 December 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: 42-32873
C/n / msn: 9099
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Chilbolton (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Chilbolton RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Laon-Couvron Air Base (Advanced Landing Ground A-70), France
Narrative:
The pilot of the C-47 transport plane was unable to regain control of the aircraft which had been caught in prop wash of the plane ahead. Frost on the wings likely contributed.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» airbornetroopcarrier.com


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Distance from Chilbolton RAF Station to Laon-Couvron Air Base (Advanced Landing Ground A-70) as the crow flies is 389 km (243 miles).

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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