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Last updated: 12 December 2018
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Date:Saturday 8 March 1947
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: KK122
C/n / msn: 26576/15131
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:L'isola di Ischia (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Cairo (unknown airport), Egypt
Destination airport:Roma (unknown airport), Italy
Narrative:
Poor visibility over the island of Ischia caused the Dakota C.4 to fly into a hill.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Mar 10, 1947


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