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Date:lundi 20 novembre 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: KG318
Numéro de série: 12315
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 15
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 19
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Spycker (   France)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Antwerpen-Deurne Airport (ANR/EBAW), Belgique
Aéroport de destination:Down Ampney RAF Station, Royaume Uni
Détails:
The RAF Dakota III transport plane aircraft was flying back from Eindhoven (Advanced Landing Ground B-78) to the U.K. with a load of 15 passengers. A stop was made at Antwerpen (Advanced Landing Ground B-70) and the crew then set course to Cap Gris-Nez. Weather en route was poor with heavy rain and a strong cross wind of 40 to 50 mph. Near Dunkirk the aircraft broke cloud and immediately received hits from Flak in the cabin. Hits were received near the rudder pedal, and the pilot received injuries in the leg and arm and also in the left eye. A fire occurred in the flight deck but could not be fully contained using a fire extinguisher. A waterlogged field was chosen for a forced landing. All survived.

Sources:
» Battle of Britain Monument
» rafcommands.com
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Antwerpen-Deurne Airport et Down Ampney RAF Station est de 437 km (273 miles).

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