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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2016
Date:Thursday 17 January 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: FD882
C/n / msn: 9534
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Butterworth Airport (BWH) (   Malaysia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Butterworth Airport (BWH/WMKB), Malaysia
The tailwheel of the Dakota was not locked as it landed at Butterworth. The airplane lost control on the runway and ran into a ditch, collapsing the main gear.

Runway excursion

» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley


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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.
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