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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 4 September 1944
Time:11:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:South African Air Force - SAAF
Registration: KG471
C/n / msn: 12583
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,2 km (0.8 mls) ENE of Delabole, Cornwall (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Paris (unknown airport), France
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Douglas Dakota III KG471 of 28 Squadron South African Air Force from Paris, France force-landed near Delabole as a result of fuel exhaustion. It was diverting to RAF St Mawgan because of bad weather.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» RAF Davidstow Moor 1942-1945


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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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