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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 9 July 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota I (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: FD774
C/n / msn: 6238
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 75 km E off Chebba, Tunisia (   Mediterranean Sea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN/DTTA), Tunisia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Douglas Dakota I FD774 of 267 Sqn RAF left Tunis, Tunisia. The aircraft experienced a double engine failure when flying over the sea at 2000 feet, likely due to fuel starvation. The aircraft was last refuelled at Castel Benito where previous trouble had arisen with contaminated fuel. The plane was then ditched in rough seas.

Classification:
Ditching
Fuel starvation

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


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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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