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Last updated: 19 January 2022
Datum:zondag 10 december 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registratie: KG584
Constructienummer: 13307
Bouwjaar: 1944
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Leith Hill, Surrey (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Brussel/Evere Advanced Landing Ground B-56, BelgiŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Down Ampney RAF Station, Verenigd Koninkrijk
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."

» 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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Brussel/Evere Advanced Landing Ground B-56 en Down Ampney RAF Station bedraagt 435 km (272 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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