Accident Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3) KJ970, Tuesday 22 March 1949
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Date:Tuesday 22 March 1949
Time:
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: KJ970
MSN: 26264/14819
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:3 km SE of Lübeck -   Germany
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Berlin-R.A.F. Gatow Airport (GWW/EDBG)
Destination airport:Lübeck-Blankensee RAF Station (LBC/EDHL)
Narrative:
Dakota KJ970 was participating in the Berlin Airlift operation. It was returning to Lübeck at night when it flew into the ground during a Blind Approach Beam System (BABS) approach.

Sources:

BAAA-ACRO
Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
The History of British Military Conflicts since 1945
Die Rosinenbomber: Die Berliner Luftbrücke 1948/49, Huschke, Wolfgang J.

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