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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Date:Thursday 23 December 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-DL
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-30733
MSN: 13884
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Brown Willy, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Newquay-St Mawgan RAF Station (NQY/EGDG), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Grove USAAF Station AAF-519, United Kingdom
The C-47A was being ferried to Grove when it impacted a hill shortly after takeoff from RAF St Mawgan.

» Aircraft Wrecks: The Walker's Guide / By Nick Wotherspoon, Alan Clark, Mark Sheldon


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Newquay-St Mawgan RAF Station to Grove USAAF Station AAF-519 as the crow flies is 278 km (174 miles).

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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