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Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Date:Tuesday 9 August 1949
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: KN336
MSN: 32649/15901
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Salalah Airport (SLL) (   Oman)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Salalah Airport (SLL/OOSA), Oman
Narrative:
The Dakota C.4 flew into the ground while approaching Salalah in clouds.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

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


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KN336
photo of Douglas-Dakota-C-4-KN336
KN336
 
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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