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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 10 January 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: KJ835
C/n / msn: 25619/14174
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Sileby, Leicestershire (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Dakota IV took off for a night cross country exercise in snow and poor visibility. Shortly afterwards the carburettors iced up and control was lost. The aircraft dived into the ground between Barrow on Soar and Sileby and caught fire. The 3 crew were killed.

Classification:
Icing
Loss of control

Sources:
» sussexhistoryforum.co.uk


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