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Last updated: 17 October 2019
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Date:Tuesday 16 October 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: KN246
C/n / msn: 27116/15671
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN) (   Myanmar)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN/VYYY), Myanmar
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Dakota swung on takeoff and ran into some parked Spitfire planes. The Dakota caught fire and the Spitfire PR.11's PA959, PL779 and PL783 were damaged beyond repair.

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley


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