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Last updated: 6 December 2021
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Date:Monday 31 July 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:South African Air Force - SAAF
Registration: KG690
MSN: 13557
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Total:Fatalities: 32 / Occupants: 32
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:48 km (30 mls) W of Salalah (   Oman)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Riyan Airport (RIY/ODAR), Yemen
Destination airport:Salalah Airport (SLL/OOSA), Oman
Narrative:
Crashed into a mountain while descending to Salalah Airport in poor visibility.

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


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Distance from Riyan Airport to Salalah Airport as the crow flies is 566 km (354 miles).

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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