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Last updated: 4 December 2021
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Date:Sunday 5 March 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: KG396
MSN: 12426
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:19 km (11.9 mls) SSE of Reykjavík/Keflavík-Meeks Field (KEF) (   Iceland)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Keflavík-Meeks Field (KEF/BIKF), Iceland
Narrative:
Flew into high ground near Meeks Field, Iceland while descending in cloud during a Radio Range approach.
Conflicting reports suggests two or three crew members were killed.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» rafcommands.com


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