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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Datum:Samstag 13 Oktober 1945
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-100640
Werknummer: 19103
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:innerhalb Huntingdon Warren, Dartmoor, Devon (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Villacoublay Advanced Landing Ground A-42 (LFPV), Frankreich
Flug nach:Exeter USAAF Station AAF-463 (EXT/EGTE), Großbritannien
The C-47A transport plane was inbound from Villacoublay, France, but was not able to land at RAF Exeter due to poor visibility. The pilot decided to divert to RAF Western Zoyland, but received the reciprocal of the required QDM (magnetic heading). The flight continued in clouds over high terrain until it impacted a stone wall on a hillside.

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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 Villacoublay Advanced Landing Ground A-42 to Exeter USAAF Station AAF-463 as the crow flies is 455 km (284 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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