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Last updated: 21 April 2021
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Date:Tuesday 30 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: FL515
C/n / msn: 10098
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,6 km (1 mls) N off Portreath, Cornwall (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Portreath RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Spun into the sea just after takeoff from RAF Portreath, Cornwall, U.K.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» forum.keypublishing.com


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