Accident Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3) 42-93038, Thursday 27 July 1944
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Date:Thursday 27 July 1944
Time:16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-93038
MSN: 12905
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Port Logan -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Filton Airport (FZO/EGTG)
Destination airport:Glasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK/EGPK)
Narrative:
Two C-47A Douglas aircraft were transporting wounded U.S. soldiers back home. Visibility was poor and 42-93038 was flying at low altitude so the following plane could keep it in sight. As the Dakota approached the Mull of Galloway, the pilot tried to gain altitude to clear the cliffs. The airplane did not make it and collided with a cliff rising to more than 400 ft (120 m) just below the crest.

Sources:

Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999
USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher

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