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Last updated: 27 October 2021
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Date:Tuesday 6 February 1945
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: KN271
MSN: 27205/15760
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:140 km (87.5 mls) E off Greenland (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bluie West One (BW-1) Air Base (UAK/BGBW), Greenland
Destination airport:Keflavík-Meeks Field (KEF/BIKF), Iceland
Narrative:
Ditched off the coast of Greenland while on a delivery flight from Bluie West One (BW-1) Air Base to Reykjavik, Iceland.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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Distance from Bluie West One (BW-1) Air Base to Keflavík-Meeks Field as the crow flies is 1194 km (746 miles).

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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