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Last updated: 5 December 2021
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Date:Wednesday 24 October 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: KN678
MSN: 33386/16638
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Arkonam (   India)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Arkonam, India
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The airplane ran off the side of the runway on takeoff, ran into a ditch and caught fire.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley


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