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Last updated: 9 December 2021
Fecha:martes 25 abril 1944
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-5-DK (DC-3)
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 42-108842
Numéro de série: 12268
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 9
Total:Fatalidades: 14 / Ocupantes: 14
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Membury USAAF Station 466 (   Reino Unido)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Membury USAAF Station 466, Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Newbury-Greenham Common RAF Station (EWY/EGVI), Reino Unido
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.

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