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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 19 November 1944
Time:ca 15:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-15046
C/n / msn: 19512
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 30
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) NE of Brighton (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Châteaudun Airport (LFOC), France
Destination airport:Newbury-Greenham Common RAF Station (EWY/EGVI), United Kingdom
Narrative:
Crashed into cloud-shrouded Newmarket Hill at a height of 600 feet (180 m).

Classification:
Low visibility
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Kent & Sussex History Forum
» Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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Douglas DC-3

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