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Accident
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Datum:Montag 24 Januar 1949
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: KN491
Werknummer: 33009/16261
Baujahr: 1945
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 22
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 25
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Utecht (   Deutschland)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Berlin-R.A.F. Gatow Airport (GWW/EDBG), Deutschland
Flug nach:Lübeck-Blankensee RAF Station (LBC/EDHL), Deutschland
Unfallbericht:
The Dakota crashed into a forest in East Germany while approaching Lübeck at night.

Informationsquelle:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» The History of British Military Conflicts since 1945
» Die Rosinenbomber: Die Berliner Luftbrücke 1948/49, Huschke, Wolfgang J
» Die Luftbrücke tv documentary


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Distance from Berlin-R.A.F. Gatow Airport to Lübeck-Blankensee RAF Station as the crow flies is 217 km (136 miles).

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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