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Last updated: 6 July 2020
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Datum:dinsdag 24 juli 1945
Tijd:ca 09:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-108982
Constructienummer: 13668
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:6,4 km (4 mijl) E of Glossop, Shelf Moor (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Onbekend (UNK)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Leicester Airport (EGBG), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Glasgow-Renfrew Airport, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Beschrijving:
The C-47 transport plane operated on a flight from airfield Poix Advanced Landing Ground B-44 in France to Glasgow-Renfrew. An intermediate stop was planned at Leicester East. The airplane went missing during the last leg of the flight. The wreckage was discovered after two days.
The accident likely happened as the airplane was flying in cloud over hilly terrain.

Bronnen:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Peak District Air Accident Research (peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk)


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