Loss of control Accident Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3) KN500, Wednesday 30 January 1946
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Date:Wednesday 30 January 1946
Time:18:15
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: KN500
MSN: 33025/16277
Year of manufacture:1945
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:11 km S of Le Mans -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Istres-Le Tubé Air Base (LFMI)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft began turning at FL200 and entered a cloud. The pilot overcontrolled the airplane during a steep turn. The airplane stalled and entered a spin, slowly disintegrating.

Sources:

Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
Aérosteles : Lieux de mémoire aéronautique

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