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Last updated: 18 January 2022
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Datum:Sonntag 16 Juli 1944
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: KG472
Werknummer: 12584
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Bosanska Dubica (   Bosnien-Herzegowina)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Bari Airport (BRI/LIBD), Italien
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
Dakota KG472 carried out a special operation of infiltration and evacuation in Yugoslavia. The aircraft attempted to go around again during a night time approach. The aircraft gained height rapidly and then rapidly lost height and crashed about 500 yards beyond the end of the flare path. The aircraft hit the ground and crashed.
An unknown number of passengers survived. Surviving passengers were Major Randolf Churchill, the son of Winston Churchill and the novelist, captain Evelyn Waugh who was then a Commando.

Informationsquelle:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Lostaircraft.com


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