Narrative:The RAF Dakota was preparing for takeoff from Castel Benito when engine power was lost. The propeller was feathered but the airplane continued to lose height. A forced landing was carried out during which an undercarriage leg collapsed.
|Date:||Saturday 8 October 1949|
Douglas C-47B-30-DK Dakota C.4
|Operator:||Royal Air Force - RAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 16116/32864|
|First flight:|| 1945|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Tripoli-Castel Benito Airport (TIP) ( Libya)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Tripoli-Castel Benito Airport (TIP/HLLT), Libya|
» 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 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.