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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 11 July 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:South African Air Force - SAAF
Registration: 6812
C/n / msn: 11987
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Total:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Kisumu (   Kenya)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kisumu Airport (KIS/HKKI), Kenya
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed into Lake Victoria.

Sources:
» BAAA-ACRO
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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Douglas DC-3

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  • 1982nd loss
  • 579th fatal accident
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