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Datum:Freitag 12 Mai 1944
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-15-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-108877
Werknummer: 12618
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Opfer des Zusammenstoßes:Todesopfer: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Berwick (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Betriebsart:Militär
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Unfallbericht:
Two C-47A transport planes (42-108877 and 42-92679) crashed following a midair collision. The aircraft were flying night formation during an exercise, "Operation Eagle". This operation included 800 aircraft as a rehearsal for the Normandy invasion.
Passengers and crew of both aircraft were killed.

Informationsquelle:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» MACR


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