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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 186723
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Type:Waco CG-4A
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Registration: 42-6140
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mariekerke -   Belgium
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Ramsbury, UK
Destination airport:Son, near Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Due to a mid-air collision with another glider which caused the trailer (filled with radio equipment and telephone wire) to break loose and shift forward, the Waco was out of control and went down. It hit trees on the edge of a field before smashing into the ground.
All 7 occupants died in the crash.


Revision history:

24-Apr-2016 11:51 gerard57 Added

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