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Last updated: 24 January 2022
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Date:samedi 11 mars 1944
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Compagnie:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Immatriculation: 42-100877
Numéro de série: 19340
Année de Fabrication: 1943
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Axford, Ramsbury (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: Au décollage (TOF)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:?
Aéroport de destination:?
Détails:
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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