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Last updated: 23 September 2019
Estado:
Fecha:miércoles 17 noviembre 1948
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3)
Operador:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registración: KP223
Numéro de série: 33440/16692
Año de Construcción: 1945
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Berlin-Schöneberg (   Alemania)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Lübeck-Blankensee RAF Station (LBC/EDHL), Alemania
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Berlin-R.A.F. Gatow Airport (GWW/EDBG), Alemania
Descripción:
The Dakota C.4 was on a Blind Approach Beam System (BABS) approach during the Berlin Airlift when it crashed in the Soviet zone and caught fire.

Fuentes:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» Die Rosinenbomber: Die Berliner Luftbrücke 1948/49, Huschke, Wolfgang J.


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Lübeck-Blankensee RAF Station to Berlin-R.A.F. Gatow Airport as the crow flies is 217 km (136 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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