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Date:Thursday 1 June 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: FZ563
MSN: 12098
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Missing
Location:near Myitkyina (   Myanmar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Sylhet Civil Airport (ZYL/VGSY), Bangladesh
Destination airport:Sylhet Civil Airport (ZYL/VGSY), Bangladesh
Dakota FZ563 of 215 Sqn RAF, India, was one of 18 aircraft which left Sylhet in formation at 06:00 hours to drop supplies in Burma. In company with five other aircraft FZ563 was to drop at position 25.10°N 96.26°E. It was last seen in the vicinity of Myitkyina, Burma, dropping supplies on the target at 08:45 hours. It was raining at the time and weather conditions on the whole route extremely bad. It was assumed that the pilot tried to return under the cloud base. All other aircraft returned safely but nothing further was heard of FZ563 or its crew.

» Missing with no known grave / by Alan Storr


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