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Last updated: 5 December 2021
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Datum:Dienstag 25 April 1944
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-5-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-108842
Werknummer: 12268
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 14
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Membury USAAF Station 466 (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Membury USAAF Station 466, Großbritannien
Flug nach:Newbury-Greenham Common RAF Station (EWY/EGVI), Großbritannien
Unfallbericht:
The C-47A departed Membury USAAF Station 466 and climbed to 100 feet above treetops. A slow right turn increased to a 45 degree bank angle. The right wing then contacted tree tops causing a loss of control and subsequent crash.

Probable Cause:

There was no mechanical failure and the accident was due to pilot error in the opinion of the Accident Investigating Committee.

Informationsquelle:
» Brief of aircraft accident AFAFC No. 45--4-25-510
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Aviation Archaeology - local crash sites


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