Accident Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3) KN649, Tuesday 27 August 1957
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Date:Tuesday 27 August 1957
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: KN649
MSN: 33341/16593
Year of manufacture:1945
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:9 km S of Dishforth RAF Station -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Dishforth RAF Station (EGXD)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A serious engine fire caused the engine to fall off the wing of the Dakota. The airplane crashed and burst into flames.
Captain was Flight Lieutenant GAJ Wood, DFC.

Sources:

Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley

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