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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 22 February 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: KK208
C/n / msn: 26987/15542
First flight: 1944
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:5 km (3.1 mls) W of Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN) (   Myanmar)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN/VYYY), Myanmar
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The crew simulated an engine failure. Erroneously the wrong propeller was feathered . The aircraft lost height and belly landed.

Classification:
Shutdown of wrong engine
Forced landing outside airport

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 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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