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Last updated: 25 July 2021
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Date:Monday 18 September 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: KG570
MSN: 13162
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dodewaard (   Netherlands)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Broadwell RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Broadwell RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Crashed during Operation Market Garden.
Whilst engaged upon a glider towing operation to a landing zone near Arnhem the aircraft was attacked by an anti-aircraft battery at 14:21 hrs, 6 minutes before reaching the landing zone. A fire erupted on the airctraft and the Horsa glider was released.
The pilot made a wheels-up forced landing.

Classification:
Shot down from the ground
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Verliesregister 1939-1945 : Alle militaire vliegtuigverliezen in Nederland tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog - 1944 / Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945


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