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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Datum:Freitag 8 September 1944
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-93278
Werknummer: 13172
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:6 km (3.8 Meilen) SW of Exeter USAAF Station AAF-463 (EXT) (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Brussel/Evere Advanced Landing Ground B-56, Belgien
Flug nach:Exeter USAAF Station AAF-463 (EXT/EGTE), Großbritannien
The aircraft hit the ground when turning to base leg for an approach to Exeter USAAF Station, U.K.
The cause of the accident was a 'misjudgement of altitude' and pilot fatigue causing the plane's airspeed to slow to an almost stall.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Brussel/Evere Advanced Landing Ground B-56 to Exeter USAAF Station AAF-463 as the crow flies is 541 km (338 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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