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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 19 September 1946
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: KN529
C/n / msn: 33079/16331
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:Yonago-Miho Air Base (YGJ) (   Japan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Yonago-Miho Air Base (YGJ/RJOH), Japan
Narrative:
The aircraft undershot the runway as it was performing (an emergency ?) landing with the elevator locks still engaged. It hit an obstruction which caused the main landing gear to collapse.

Classification:
Locked rudders/ailerons/gustlock

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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