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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 11 October 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-10-DK Dakota C.3
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: KG433
C/n / msn: 12468
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Down Ampney RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Down Ampney RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Belly landed after engine problems. Four crewmembers (all RCAF) died: F/L KJ Blevins and F/L WE Hopkins on date of accident (11 Oct 45); F/O EH Neufeld on 12 Oct and F/O RR Harrison on 13 Oct.
The aircraft was operated by the RCAF 436 Squadron.

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» Gary Ferguson, National Air Force Museum of Canada


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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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