Narrative: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.
|Date:||Thursday 17 January 1946|
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
|Operator:||Royal Air Force - RAF|
|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)|
|Destination airport:||Butterworth Airport (BWH/WMKB), Malaysia|
» 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.