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Last updated: 4 December 2021
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Date:Thursday 21 September 1944
Time:16:45
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: KG417
MSN: 12452
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Driel (   Netherlands)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed during Operation Market Garden. The C-47 was hit by a free fall load from another plane, causing a wing to tear away.

Sources:
» Market Garden Roll of Honour
» Aircraft lost on Allied Force’s Special Duty Operations & Associated Roll of Honour


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