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Last updated: 25 January 2022
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Datum:zaterdag 11 maart 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-100877
Constructienummer: 19340
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Axford, Ramsbury (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
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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