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.
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain
|Date:||Wednesday 7 September 1949|
Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3)
|Operator:||Royal Air Force - RAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 33107/16359|
|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)|
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
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.