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Datum:woensdag 28 maart 1945
Tijd:ca 09:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registratie: KN409
Constructienummer: 32833/16085
Bouwjaar: 1945
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:6,5 km (4.1 mijl) W van Irvine (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Keflavík-Meeks Field (KEF/BIKF), IJsland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Glasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK/EGPK), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Douglas Dakota KN409 was on a delivery flight from North America to Europe through Reykjavik, Iceland and Prestwick, Scotland. Its ETA at Prestwick was 08:13Z on 28 March 1945.
The last radio contact with the aircraft was at 09:29Z on 28 March when the aircraft was over the cone at Prestwick at 4000 feet and the normal instructions were given for the aircraft to let down on the south west leg of the radio range and to advise further when contact was made. No further contact was made with the aircraft.
Later various items of documents and mail were recovered from the beach between Troon and Irvine, Ayrshire, which were identified with KN409. It was presumed that the aircraft crashed in the sea 4 miles west of Irvine, with no trace of the crew being found, who were lost at sea.

» Missing with no known grave / by Alan Storr


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Keflavík-Meeks Field en Glasgow-Prestwick Airport bedraagt 1362 km (851 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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