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Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Date:Tuesday 18 April 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: FZ683
MSN: 12280
First flight: 1944
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Alvescot (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Broadwell RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Dakota III transport plane was towing a Horsa glider when it crashed at Alvescot shortly after takeoff from Broadwell RAF Station, U.K.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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