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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 8 July 1943
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: FD888
C/n / msn: 9540
First flight: 1943
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Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Gibraltar (   Gibraltar)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Gibraltar RAF Station (GIB/LXGB), Gibraltar
Narrative:
Overshot the runway on landing at Gibraltar and crashed into the sea.

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


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