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Last updated: 24 October 2016
Datum:Dienstag 22 März 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: KJ970
Werknummer: 26264/14819
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:3 km (1.9 Meilen) SE of Lübeck (   Deutschland)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Berlin-R.A.F. Gatow Airport (GWW/EDBG), Deutschland
Flug nach:Lübeck-Blankensee RAF Station (LBC/EDHL), Deutschland
Dakota KJ970 was participating in the Berlin Airlift operation. It was returning to Lübeck at night when it flew into the ground during a Blind Approach Beam System (BABS) approach.

» 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.


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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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