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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 20 May 1948
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: KN423
C/n / msn: 32851/16103
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:at an unknown location (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The engine caught fire in-flight. The aircraft was not repaired and withdrawn from use.

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


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