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Last updated: 29 November 2020
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Date:Thursday 1 February 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: KK194
C/n / msn: 26970/15525
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ben Talaidh, Mull (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Keflavík-Meeks Field (KEF/BIKF), Iceland
Destination airport:Glasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK/EGPK), United Kingdom
Narrative:
The Dakota IV crashed into the side of Ben Talaidh, at 2,300ft some 200ft below the summit, the pilot having become disorientated by low cloud and heavy snow. KK194 was on a delivery flight from Montreal, refuelling at Reykjavik, bound for Prestwick.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Air Crash Sites-Scotland
» Peak District Air Accident Research (peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk)


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Distance from Keflavík-Meeks Field to Glasgow-Prestwick Airport as the crow flies is 1362 km (851 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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