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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 14 February 1945
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: FD820
MSN: 9182
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:19 km (11.9 mls) NE of Lunglei (   India)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Hathazari Airfield, Bangladesh
Destination airport:Hathazari Airfield, Bangladesh
Crashed while on a supply drop for the British 14th army. The airplane departed Hathazari Airfield along with three others at 07:08 hours. Poor weather (hill ranges covered with extensive cumulus clouds) forced three aircraft to return to base. FD820 continued but failed to return.
The aircraft was later found to have crashed.



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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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