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Last updated: 6 December 2021
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Date:Tuesday 6 June 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: KG434
MSN: 12469
First flight: 1944
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Broadwell RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Broadwell RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Broadwell RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Sank back on takeoff while towing glider; hit runway and belly landed during Normandy invasion (Operation Overlord).

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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