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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 24 July 1945
Time:ca 09:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-108982
C/n / msn: 13668
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:6,4 km (4 mls) E of Glossop, Shelf Moor (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Leicester Airport (EGBG), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Glasgow-Renfrew Airport, United Kingdom
Narrative:
The C-47 transport plane operated on a flight from airfield Poix Advanced Landing Ground B-44 in France to Glasgow-Renfrew. An intermediate stop was planned at Leicester East. The airplane went missing during the last leg of the flight. The wreckage was discovered after two days.
The accident likely happened as the airplane was flying in cloud over hilly terrain.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk


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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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