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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 9 June 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Belgische Luchtmacht
Registration: KP6
C/n / msn: 20884
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Albertville Airport (FMI) (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Albertville Airport (FMI/FZRF), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-47B crashed on takeoff from Albertville (now) Kalemie. A propeller separated and sliced through the fuselage, killing the flight engineer. The airplane caught fire.

Sources:
» Belgian Military Aircraft Database / Belgian Aviation History Association (BAHA)


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