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Last updated: 18 January 2021
Estado:
Fecha:lunes 25 diciembre 1944
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 42-32873
Numéro de série: 9099
Año de Construcción: 1943
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Chilbolton (   Reino Unido)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Chilbolton RAF Station, Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Laon-Couvron Air Base (Advanced Landing Ground A-70), Francia
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» 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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