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Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Date:Tuesday 9 May 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: KG548
MSN: 13031
First flight: 1944
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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:
Destroyed by fire at Castel Benito, Libya on delivery flight when the undercarriage retracted on takeoff.

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


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