Accident Douglas Dakota III (DC-3) FD865, Tuesday 19 September 1944
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Date:Tuesday 19 September 1944
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: FD865
MSN: 9411
Year of manufacture:1943
Fatalities:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:off Capo Carbonara -   Italy
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Napoli-Capodichino Airport (NAP/LIRN)
Destination airport:Cagliari-Elmas Airport (CAG/LIEE)
Narrative:
A Douglas Dakota III transport plane operated by No. 267 Squadron RAF departed Bari on a routine flight to Napoli, Cagliari and return. The aircraft went missing during the second leg of the flight.
Within two days the Navy picked up wreckage washed ashore off Cape Carbonara.

Sources:

The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
Lostaircraft.com

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