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Accident description
Last updated: 18 March 2018
Date:Monday 26 January 1959
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: KJ810
C/n / msn: 25594/14149
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kuala Lumpur RAF Station (   Malaysia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Kuala Lumpur RAF Station (WMKF), Malaysia
Destination airport:Penang International Airport (PEN/WMKP), Malaysia
The Dakota stalled and crashed on takeoff. Investigation revealed that the elevators were still locked.

Locked rudders/ailerons/gustlock
Loss of control

» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» RAF Dakota crashes (The Standard, 26-1-1959)


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KJ810 is stalling on takeoff from RAF Kuala Lumpur
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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 Kuala Lumpur RAF Station to Penang International Airport as the crow flies is 288 km (180 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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