Accident
Last updated: 2 October 2014
Status:
Datum:Mittwoch 30 August 1950
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK Dakota C.4
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: KN240
Werknummer: 15664/27109
Baujahr: 1945
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 10
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von Jemaja Island, Indonesia (   Pacific Ocean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Singapore-Changi RAF Station, Singapur
Flug nach:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH),
Unfallbericht:
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 surived the accident.

Informationsquelle:
» 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 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.
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