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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Date:Tuesday 17 November 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:China National Aviation Corporation - CNAC
Registration: 60
MSN: 4681
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:15 km (9.4 mls) NW of Dali, Yunnan Province (   China)
Crash site elevation: 4084 m (13399 feet) amsl
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), China
Destination airport:Dinjan Airport, India
CNAC Flight 60 left Kunming, China where it had dropped off a load of gasoline and ammunition, and was heading back to Dinjan, India when it disappeared over the Himalaya mountain range.
The wreckage was finally discovered in 2011, 13,400ft up a Himalayan mountain in Yunnan Province, China.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield to Dinjan Airport as the crow flies is 792 km (495 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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