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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 16 January 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:Koninklijke Luchtmacht - Klu (Royal Netherl. Air Force)
Registration: NL205
C/n / msn: 20597
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Katwijk (   Netherlands)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Valkenburg NAS (LID/EHVB), Netherlands
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft sustained substantial damage in a forced landing following takeoff from NAS Valkenburg, the Netherlands.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 The first seventy years Vol.2 / J.M. Gradidge
» Opsomming van de bekende ongevallen en incidenten in 1946 / H.Dekker


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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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