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Last updated: 5 December 2021
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Date:Monday 20 August 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: KN429
MSN: 32858/16110
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cagliari-Elmas Airport (CAG) (   Italy)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Cagliari-Elmas Airport (CAG/LIEE), Italy
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.

Sources:
» The price of Peace by Collin Cummings


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