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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 18 December 1945
Time:11:04
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: KN413
C/n / msn: 32838/16090
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Voksenkollen (   Norway)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:København-Kastrup Airport (CPH/EKCH), Denmark
Destination airport:Oslo-Fornebu Airport (FBU/ENFB), Norway
Narrative:
The Dakota flew into a hill after abandoning an instrument approach to Fornebu. The engines had lost power due to ice exposure. The airplane was not able to clear the Voksenkollen high ground.
The airplane operated on a flight from RAF Down Ampney, UK to Oslo with an enroute stop at Copenhagen.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Per Overgaard
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» Dakota KN413 (ODM-F)
» www.rafcommands.com Forum


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Distance from København-Kastrup Airport to Oslo-Fornebu Airport as the crow flies is 487 km (304 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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