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Last updated: 21 May 2019
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Date:Saturday 8 June 1946
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: KG747
C/n / msn: 25291/13846
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,6 km (1 mls) NE of Oni (   Nigeria)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kano International Airport (KAN/DNKN), Nigeria
Destination airport:Lagos/Ikeja International Airport (LOS/DNMM), Nigeria
Narrative:
Weather was poor as the airplane flew from Kano to Ikeja in Nigeria. The pilot descended below the clouds but the plane hit trees and crashed.

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


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Distance from Kano International Airport to Lagos/Ikeja International Airport as the crow flies is 830 km (518 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Douglas DC-3

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  • 2342nd loss
  • 702nd fatal accident
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