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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 9 October 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: KN698
C/n / msn: 33414/16666
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4 km (2.5 mls) NNW of El Adem RAF Station (   Libya)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:El Adem RAF Station, Libya
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Dakota flew into terrain after takeoff at night and burst into flames.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

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


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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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