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Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Date:Monday 1 December 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-5-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Belgische Luchtmacht
Registration: K-18/OT-CWH
MSN: 26048/14603
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Paulis Airport (IRP) (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Paulis Airport (IRP/FZJH), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Narrative:
The C-47 ran off the side of the runway by an unexpected crosswind. The right hand landing gear collapsed.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Belgian Military Aircraft Database / Belgian Aviation History Association (BAHA)


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