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Last updated: 17 January 2022
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Date:dimanche 10 décembre 1944
Heure:16:25
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: KG584
Numéro de série: 13307
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Leith Hill, Surrey (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Brussel/Evere Advanced Landing Ground B-56, Belgique
Aéroport de destination:Down Ampney RAF Station, Royaume Uni
Détails:
Struck Leith Hill, Surrey, U.K.

Probable Cause:

A Court of Inquiry into the accident reported: "The aircraft left B56 for Base, RAF Station Down Ampney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, after having some temporary repairs made to the aircraft. Weather conditions were not good but were sufficient for this flight to be carried out. On nearing Gatwick, the aircraft was observed flying in and out of the base of the cloud. After failing to answer "Darky" calls from Gatwick, the aircraft disappeared into cloud and apparently commenced a right hand turn, and whilst doing so struck Leith Hill still in cloud."

Sources:
» Lostaircraft.com
» RAAF fatalities in Second World War among RAAF personnel serving on attachment in Royal Air Force Squadrons and Support Units / by Alan Storr, 2006


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Brussel/Evere Advanced Landing Ground B-56 et Down Ampney RAF Station est de 435 km (272 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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