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Last updated: 21 April 2019
Date:Monday 21 June 1954
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: KN647
C/n / msn: 33338/16590
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:19 km (11.9 mls) from Nairobi (   Kenya)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Nairobi-Eastleigh Airport (HKRE), Kenya
The aircraft was descending for Nairobi when it flew into a hill at night.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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


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