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Status:
Date:Thursday 6 June 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: KP261
MSN: 33563/16815
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL) (   India)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
A whirlwind struck Palam Airport causing the roof of a hangar to collapse. Three RAF Douglas Dakota aircraft were damaged beyond repair: FL509 (msn 10027), KN537 (msn 33137/16389) and KP261 (msn 33563/16815).

Classification:
Damaged on the ground

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


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accident date: 06-06-1946
type: Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3)
registration: KP261
photo of Douglas-Dakota-IV-KP261
accident date: 06-06-1946
type: Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3)
registration: KP261
photo of Douglas-Dakota-IV-KP261
accident date: 06-06-1946
type: Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3)
registration: KP261
 
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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