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Last updated: 4 December 2021
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Date:Saturday 23 September 1944
Time:17:15
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: KG370
MSN: 12379
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Oosterbeek (   Netherlands)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Down Ampney RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Down Ampney RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Crashed during Operation Market Garden. While over the drop zone, the plane was heavily damaged by German flak. The pilot had to perform an emergency landing. The plane caught fire and was destroyed in the Rosandepolder, just south of Oosterbeek.

Sources:
» harringtonmuseum.org.uk
» Verliesregister 1939-1945 : Alle militaire vliegtuigverliezen in Nederland tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog - 1944 / Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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photo of Douglas-Dakota-III-KG370
accident date: 23-09-1944
type: Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
registration: KG370
 

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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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