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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 6 February 1945
Time:ca 10:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: KG630
C/n / msn: 13390
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Hunters Burgh (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-47 Dakota flew at low altitude in poor visibility conditions. The starboard wing struck a hill at an elevation of 500 ft (150 m). The wing was torn off and the Dakota crashed out of control.

Classification:
Low visibility
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» BAAA-ACRO
» Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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Douglas DC-3

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  • 1519th loss
  • 473rd fatal accident
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