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Date:mardi 19 septembre 1944
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Compagnie:Royal Air Force - RAF
Immatriculation: KG401
Numéro de série: 12436
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 4
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Kessel (   Belgique)
Phase de vol: Inconnu (UNK)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Down Ampney RAF Station, Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:Down Ampney RAF Station, Royaume Uni
Détails:
The Douglas Dakota III aircraft had just dropped its supplies from 700 feet during Operation Market Garden when it was met with intense anti-aircraft fire near Arnhem, the Netherlands. The tail unit, rudder, port aileron and engine, the starboard auxiliary fuel tank and all the gyro instruments were either damaged or put out of action, and one of the Army dispatchers was mortally wounded. The crew flew the crippled aircraft back to the British lines, through three more areas of enemy flak, where they sustained further serious damage, including a five foot hole in the starboard wing which caught fire, and complete electrical and communications failure. Once over the British lines, the pilots then made a successful belly-landing in the field.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Imperial War Musuem collection
» The Pegasus Archive


Photos

photo of Douglas-Dakota-III-KG401
accident date: 19-09-1944
type: Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
registration: KG401
 

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