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Last updated: 29 March 2020
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Date:Thursday 17 October 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: KN236
C/n / msn: 27104/15659
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:61 km (38.1 mls) N of Chitral (   Pakistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
While circling in a valley, the Dakota C.4 flew into mountains at 12,000 feet.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» The Indian Express 21 October 1946, p3


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