Narrative:The landing gear was retracted prematurely as the Dakota took off from Bardufoss.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:||07 OCT 1945|
|Type:||Douglas C-47A-10-DK Dakota C.3|
|Operator:||Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 12447|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (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 Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.