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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Date:jeudi 21 septembre 1944
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Compagnie:Royal Air Force - RAF
Immatriculation: KG444
Numéro de série: 12479
Année de Fabrication: 1944
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Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 8
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Oploo (   Pays-Bas)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Aéroport de départ:?
Aéroport de destination:?
The Dakota crew had delivered their load of supplies during Operation Market Garden. The pilot climbed to 6,000 feet and carried out a circuit on the dropping areas before setting course to the south and climbing to 8,000 feet. South of Nijmegen, the aircraft was attacked by a Luftwaffe Fw 190 fighter plane.
The Dakota sustained damage and a fire erupted. The pilot elected to crash-land the aircraft, when he realised that several of the dispatchers had been wounded. Three occupants died in the crash-landing and five survived. F/L Edwards, his wireless operator and a soldier were able to reach Allied lines but the two other crew were made POWs.

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