Accident description
Last updated: 28 November 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 3 May 1950
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: KN543
C/n / msn: 16399/33147
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Habbaniya RAF Station (   Iraq)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Habbaniya RAF Station, Iraq
Narrative:
The Dakota suffered a failure of both engines while on approach to RAF Habbaniya. The airplane crash-landed.

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» Last take-off : a record of RAF aircraft losses 1950 to 1953 / C. Cummings


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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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