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Last updated: 5 December 2021
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Date:Monday 18 September 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: KG592
MSN: 13315
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:North Sea (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Brussel-Melsbroek Air Base (EBMB), Belgium
Destination airport:Down Ampney RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Dakota KG592 of 48 Sqn RAF and its crew were reported missing on transportation duties. The aircraft was last reported by Hdqrts 46 Group to be at No. B-58 landing ground (Melsbroek) in Belgium on 18 September 1944, with a damaged tail wheel. It is assumed that the aircraft took off again from B-58 without booking or warning the responsible authorities, and that some kind of accident occurred on the return flight. No messages were received from the aircraft.



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Distance from Brussel-Melsbroek Air Base to Down Ampney RAF Station as the crow flies is 445 km (278 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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