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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 15 December 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: KJ842
C/n / msn: 25706/14261
First flight: 1944
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:Phuket Island (   Thailand)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Fuel problems caused both engines to fail. The pilot carried out a forced belly landing on the north end of Phuket Island

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

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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