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Last updated: 18 September 2019
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Date:Wednesday 16 June 1943
Time:08:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 414 Hudson VI
Operating for:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Leased from:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: FK459
C/n / msn: 6935
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT) (   Sudan)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Sudan
Narrative:
Stalled off a tight left hand turn from 800 feet on final approach to Khartoum, spun into the ground and burst into flames. Fuel starvation, probably caused by a partial air lock due to surging of petrol in near empty tanks, was thought to have caused the port engine to cut on the turn.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» For Your Tomorrow: A record of New Zealanders who have died while serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services since 1915 - by Errol W Martyn
» rafcommands.com


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