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Last updated: 2 December 2020
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Date:Saturday 8 October 1949
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: KN435
C/n / msn: 32864/16116
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tripoli-Castel Benito Airport (TIP) (   Libya)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tripoli-Castel Benito Airport (TIP/HLLT), Libya
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The RAF Dakota was preparing for takeoff from Castel Benito when engine power was lost. The propeller was feathered but the airplane continued to lose height. A forced landing was carried out during which an undercarriage leg collapsed.

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


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