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Last updated: 21 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: KG579
Numéro de série: 13302
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Equipage:victimes: 4 / à bord: 8
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 4 / à bord: 8
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Volkel Air Base (   Pays-Bas)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Aéroport de départ:Down Ampney RAF Station, Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:Down Ampney RAF Station, Royaume Uni
The Douglas Dakota III was engaged in a resupply mission during Operation Market Garden. Supplies were dropped at Oosterbeek and the aircraft turned back to England. However, it was intercepted and shot at by Fw 190 fighters. The no.2 engine caught fire, forcing six of the eight crew members to bail out. Two were hit and killed by aircraft fire. Additionally, both pilots were killed when the Dakota crashed at Volkel Air Base.

» Crash van de Dakota KG579 op vliegveld Volkel


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