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Last updated: 28 November 2020
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Date:Friday 26 April 1946
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: KN571
C/n / msn: 33191/16443
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:Bassingbourn RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Bassingbourn RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Both engines failed while on a Blind Approach Beam System (BABS) approach to RAF Bassingbourn. The aircraft landed but the undercarriage was raised to come to a stop.

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


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