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Last updated: 19 October 2021
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Datum:Mittwoch 19 September 1945
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: KG538
Werknummer: 13021
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU) (   Indien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC), Indien
Unfallbericht:
One of the engines caught fire and the crew feathered the propeller. During the attempted landing at Calcutta the Dakota overshot the runway and struck a water tank.

Informationsquelle:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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