Accident description
Last updated: 29 August 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 26 February 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-15-DK Dakota C.4
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: KK120
C/n / msn: 15129/26574
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:China Sea (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Singapore-Changi RAF Station, Singapore
Destination airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Narrative:
Missing while en route between Singapore and Saigon in poor weather. The last reported position was 02.28 N, 104.18 E.

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


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Singapore-Changi RAF Station to Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport as the crow flies is 1088 km (680 miles).

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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