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Last updated: 15 October 2019
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Date:Wednesday 24 November 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: FD960
C/n / msn: 9946
First flight: 1943
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Catania Airport (CTA) (   Italy)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Dakota III was damaged beyond repair at Catania, Sicily, Italy when the aircraft was blown onto soft ground and bogged down off strip.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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