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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Date:Wednesday 14 November 1945
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: KG598
MSN: 13329
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:El Adem RAF Station (   Libya)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:El Adem RAF Station, Libya
The Dakota crew were executing a go around at RAF El Adem when erroneously the flaps were raised instead of the undercarriage. The pilot lost control and the aircraft crashed and caught fire.

Loss of control

» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley


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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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