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Last updated: 6 December 2021
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Date:Monday 8 July 1946
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: KP237
MSN: 33539/16791
First flight: 1945
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:Char Chapli (   Bangladesh)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Dakota was flown to Char Chapli to evacuate an isolated radar station. It bogged down when landing in the beach and was abandoned there because it was too difficult to salvage the plane.

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


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