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Last updated: 27 November 2020
Datum:Samstag 3 Juni 1944
Zeit:08:55 UTC
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: FD866
Werknummer: 9412
Baujahr: 1943
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 12 / Insassen: 13
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 16 / Insassen: 17
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:19 km (11.9 Meilen) SE of Mostaganem (   Algerien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Biskra Airport (BSK/DAUB), Algerien
Flug nach:Oujda-Les Angades Airport (OUD/GMFO), Marokko
An RAF Dakota III, FD866, was flying on a routine transport flight from Biskra, Algeria to Oujda, Morocco. It left Biskra at 06:34Z and crashed into the side of a mountain at a height of 5,200 feet at approximately 08:55Z. The mountain top was covered in drifting cloud at the time of the crash. The aircraft was climbing steeply when it crashed. One passenger survived.
The Board of Enquiry commented that the radio aids were not used to assist navigation but that the pilot, who had flown over 100 hrs in the previous month was probably fatigued.

» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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Distance from Biskra Airport to Oujda-Les Angades Airport as the crow flies is 695 km (434 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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