Accident Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3) KN429, Monday 20 August 1945
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Date:Monday 20 August 1945
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: KN429
MSN: 32858/16110
Year of manufacture:1945
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Cagliari-Elmas Airport (CAG) -   Italy
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Cagliari-Elmas Airport (CAG/LIEE)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The Douglas Dakota IV, operated by 187 Sqn RAF, turned back to Cagliari-Elmas Airport, Italy due to engine problems.
Just after touchdown the left engine caught fire due to a fuel leak because the engine's extinguisher didn't work properly.

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The price of Peace by Collin Cummings

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