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Last updated: 31 July 2021
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Date:Wednesday 9 May 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: KK179
MSN: 26870/15425
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cox's Bazar Airport (CXB) (   Bangladesh)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Cox's Bazar Airport (CXB/VGCB), Bangladesh
Narrative:
RAF Dakota KK179 swung off the runway at Cox's Bazar when it landed in a thunderstorm. It ran into Dakota KN233 (msn 27101/15656). Both aircraft were destroyed by an ensuing fire.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Warbirds of India (warbirds.in)


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