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Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Date:Wednesday 19 September 1945
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: KG538
MSN: 13021
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU) (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC), India
Narrative:
One of the engines caught fire and the crew feathered the propeller. During the attempted landing at Calcutta the Dakota overshot the runway and struck a water tank.

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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