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Accident description
Last updated: 1 December 2015
Date:Wednesday 30 August 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: KN240
C/n / msn: 27109/15664
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Jemaja Island, Indonesia (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Singapore-Changi RAF Station, Singapore
Destination airport:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong
The Dakota had departed Singapore on a flight to Hong Kong and Saigon. Over the South China Sea something went wrong, causing the plane to crash into the sea. One passenger survived the accident.

» 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 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 Singapore-Changi RAF Station to Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport as the crow flies is 2568 km (1605 miles).

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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