Accident Douglas Dakota III (DC-3) KG789, Saturday 19 August 1944
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Date:Saturday 19 August 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: KG789
MSN: 25466/14021
Year of manufacture:1944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Gusau -   Nigeria
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC/DGAA)
Destination airport:Kano International Airport (KAN/DNKN)
Narrative:
Damaged beyond repair in a forced landing while on a delivery flight at Gusau, Nigeria.
The aircraft encountered severe storms en route. The crew lost all navigational and wireless aids and it was decided to perform a wheels up forced landing

Sources:

Air Force, Volume 44, No.19, Oct. 10, 2002
The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge

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