Narrative:The landing gear was retracted prematurely as the Dakota took off from Bardufoss. The airplane sank back and slid off the side of the runway. The airplane was bought by the Royal Norwegian Air Force and used as an instructional airframe.
|Date:||Sunday 7 October 1945|
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
|Operator:||Royal Air Force - RAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 12447|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Bardufoss Airport (BDU) ( Norway)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Bardufoss Airport (BDU/ENDU), Norway|
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
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.