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Accident
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Estado:
Fecha:lunes 24 enero 1949
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3)
Operador:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registración: KN491
Numéro de série: 33009/16261
Año de Construcción: 1945
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 7 / Ocupantes: 22
Total:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 25
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Utecht (   Alemania)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Berlin-R.A.F. Gatow Airport (GWW/EDBG), Alemania
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Lübeck-Blankensee RAF Station (LBC/EDHL), Alemania
Descripción:
The Dakota crashed into a forest in East Germany while approaching Lübeck at night.

Fuentes:
» 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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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 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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