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Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Date:Friday 25 August 1950
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: KN630
MSN: 33286/16538
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,6 km (1 mls) WNW of Kampong Jenera (   Malaysia)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kota Bharu-Pengkalan Chepa Airport (KBR/WMKC), Malaysia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Dakota KN630 was being used by the RAF for a target marking and supply dropping mission over the Malaysian jungle. The aircraft crashed in dense jungle during this mission.
On board were three RAF pilots, six British army officers, one Royal Malaysian police constable, one local and a Kelantan Development Corporation civilian officer.

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» Last take-off : a record of RAF aircraft losses 1950 to 1953 / C. Cummings


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Douglas DC-3

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