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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Date:Sunday 19 November 1944
Time:ca 15:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-15046
MSN: 19512
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 30
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) NE of Brighton (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Châteaudun Airport (LFOC), France
Destination airport:Newbury-Greenham Common RAF Station (EWY/EGVI), United Kingdom
Crashed into cloud-shrouded Newmarket Hill at a height of 600 feet (180 m).


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photo of Douglas-C-47A-80-DL-43-15046
accident date: 19-11-1944
type: Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
registration: 43-15046
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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