Accident description
Last updated: 19 September 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 29 January 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-30-DK Dakota C.4
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: KN496
C/n / msn: 16271/33019
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Takoradi Airport (TKD) (   Ghana) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Takoradi Airport (TKD/DGTK), Ghana
Narrative:
The Dakota was approaching Takoradi in poor visibility when it hit a hut. The undercarriage was damaged and subsequently collapsed on landing.

Classification:

Sources:
» 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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