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Last updated: 20 January 2022
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Fecha:lunes 20 noviembre 1944
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Operador:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registración: KG318
Numéro de série: 12315
Año de Construcción: 1944
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 15
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 19
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Spycker (   Francia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Antwerpen-Deurne Airport (ANR/EBAW), Bélgica
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Down Ampney RAF Station, Reino Unido
Descripción:
The RAF Dakota III transport plane aircraft was flying back from Eindhoven (Advanced Landing Ground B-78) to the U.K. with a load of 15 passengers. A stop was made at Antwerpen (Advanced Landing Ground B-70) and the crew then set course to Cap Gris-Nez. Weather en route was poor with heavy rain and a strong cross wind of 40 to 50 mph. Near Dunkirk the aircraft broke cloud and immediately received hits from Flak in the cabin. Hits were received near the rudder pedal, and the pilot received injuries in the leg and arm and also in the left eye. A fire occurred in the flight deck but could not be fully contained using a fire extinguisher. A waterlogged field was chosen for a forced landing. All survived.

Fuentes:
» Battle of Britain Monument
» rafcommands.com
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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Distance from Antwerpen-Deurne Airport to Down Ampney RAF Station as the crow flies is 437 km (273 miles).

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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