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Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Date:Friday 26 May 1944
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: KG494
MSN: 12815
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3,3 km (2.1 mls) W of Habbaniya (   Iraq)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed near Habbaniya, Iraq after running out of fuel in stormy weather. At least one occupant was killed.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Cornwall's First Town in the Frontline: Torpoint's War Diary 1939-46 / P. Joe Plant


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