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Last updated: 14 April 2021
Date:Wednesday 5 September 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: KP235
C/n / msn: 33520/16772
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 24
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Istres-Le Tubé Air Base (   France)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Istres-Le Tubé Air Base (LFMI), France
Destination airport:?
The Dakota transport plane stalled during a night time takeoff in poor visibility.

Loss of control

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


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