Accident description
Last updated: 27 August 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 7 September 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-30-DK Dakota C.4
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: KN536
C/n / msn: 16359/33107
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:N of Taiping (   Malaysia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Dakota C.4 was operating on a SAR mission looking for a missing Spitfire plane. It entered a narrow valley but the pilot was unable to climb out of it. The airplane flew into high grounds and crashed.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» BAAA-ACRO
» 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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