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Last updated: 27 October 2021
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 6 December 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Katanga Government
Registration: KA-DFN
MSN: 12161
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kolwezi Airport (KWZ) (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:-
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
Two Indian Air Force Canberra B(I) Mk.58 bombers from the No.5 Squadron, on a United Nations mission, attacked Kolwezi airfield, destroying several planes.

Classification:
Destroyed on ground
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» Canberra's in de Congo / Bharat Rakshak


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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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