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Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:mercredi 28 mars 1945
Heure:ca 09:30
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3)
Compagnie:Royal Air Force - RAF
Immatriculation: KN409
Numéro de série: 32833/16085
Année de Fabrication: 1945
Equipage:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:6,5 km (4.1 milles) W de Irvine (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Keflavík-Meeks Field (KEF/BIKF), Islande
Aéroport de destination:Glasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK/EGPK), Royaume Uni
Détails:
Douglas Dakota KN409 was on a delivery flight from North America to Europe through Reykjavik, Iceland and Prestwick, Scotland. Its ETA at Prestwick was 08:13Z on 28 March 1945.
The last radio contact with the aircraft was at 09:29Z on 28 March when the aircraft was over the cone at Prestwick at 4000 feet and the normal instructions were given for the aircraft to let down on the south west leg of the radio range and to advise further when contact was made. No further contact was made with the aircraft.
Later various items of documents and mail were recovered from the beach between Troon and Irvine, Ayrshire, which were identified with KN409. It was presumed that the aircraft crashed in the sea 4 miles west of Irvine, with no trace of the crew being found, who were lost at sea.

Sources:
» Missing with no known grave / by Alan Storr


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Keflavík-Meeks Field et Glasgow-Prestwick Airport est de 1362 km (851 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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