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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 23 October 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-112
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: DG471
C/n / msn: 1244
First flight: 1934
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Karachi-Drigh Road RAF Station (   Pakistan)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Karachi-Drigh Road RAF Station (OPSF), Pakistan
Destination airport:Habbaniya RAF Station, Iraq
Narrative:
Crashed because the airplane was overloaded.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» www.rafcommands.com message board


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Distance from Karachi-Drigh Road RAF Station to Habbaniya RAF Station as the crow flies is 2453 km (1533 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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