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Datum:Samstag 11 März 1944
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-100877
Werknummer: 19340
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Axford, Ramsbury (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:?
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
During a routing glider tow training mission near Ramsbury, a Horsa glider (LG891) became detached from its tow plane and landed in a large ploughed field just north of the small village of Axford. A Douglas C-47A transport plane, 42-100877, flew to the field in order to retrieve the glider.
Takeoff was attempted with a 17 knots tailwind. Although the C-47 became airborne, it was not able to clear an electric power line. The plane then stalled before pitching into the ground, coming to a rest in the River Kennet.
The glider pilot cut loose and landed safely in another field.

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