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Accident description
Last updated: 19 November 2017
Date:Tuesday 27 August 1957
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: KN649
C/n / msn: 33341/16593
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:9 km (5.6 mls) S of Dishforth RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Dishforth RAF Station (EGXD), United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
A serious engine fire caused the engine to fall off the wing of the Dakota. The airplane crashed and burst into flames.
Captain was Flight Lieutenant GAJ Wood, DFC.


Engine separation
Loss of control

» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley


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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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