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Last updated: 21 April 2021
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Date:Friday 12 November 1948
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: KN633
C/n / msn: 33317/16569
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:7,5 km (4.7 mls) E of Rawang (   Malaysia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kuala Lumpur RAF Station (WMKF), Malaysia
Destination airport:Kuala Lumpur RAF Station (WMKF), Malaysia
Narrative:
In the early morning of November 12, 1948, an RAF Supermarine Spitfire FR.18 (TP231) crashed near Serendah, Malaysia. A Dakota, KN633, from the 110 Squadron based at Kuala Lumpur was dispatched on a SAR mission. While flying low the airplane contacted trees and crashed.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» BAAA-ACRO
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» Malaya Historical Group


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