Accident description
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 10 January 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-25-DK Dakota C.4
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: KN426
C/n / msn: 16106/32854
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:40 km (25 mls) NW of Cairo (   Egypt)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
One of the engines suffered an uncontained failure. The engine subsequently fell off the wing and the pilot carried out a belly landing.

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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