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Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:Thursday 21 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: KG346
MSN: 12353
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) SE of Bradwell Bay (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Down Ampney RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Down Ampney RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
The Dakota III was damaged by flak during Operation Market Garden. A crash landing was attempted at Dingle Flats.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Air Battle for Arnhem / By Alan W Cooper


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