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Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:Saturday 20 December 1947
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: KN439
MSN: 32869/16121
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Uetersen RAF Station (   Germany)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Uetersen RAF Station, Germany
Narrative:
The Dakota was approaching the airfield at Uetersen in poor weather conditions. One engine failed and the pilot was no longer able to control the airplane. It crash-landed and was damaged beyond repair.

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


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