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Last updated: 26 June 2019
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Date:Saturday 19 August 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: KG789
C/n / msn: 25466/14021
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Gusau (   Nigeria)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC/DGAA), Ghana
Destination airport:Kano International Airport (KAN/DNKN), Nigeria
Narrative:
Damaged beyond repair in a forced landing while on a delivery flight at Gusau, Nigeria.
The aircraft encountered severe storms en route. The crew lost all navigational and wireless aids and it was decided to perform a wheels up forced landing

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Air Force, Volume 44, No.19, Oct. 10, 2002
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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Distance from Accra-Kotoka Airport to Kano International Airport as the crow flies is 1187 km (742 miles).

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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