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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Date:Thursday 26 April 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-15800
MSN: 20266
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Muse Airfield (   Myanmar)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Muse Airfield, Myanmar
Destination airport:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), China
The aircraft impacted terrain immediately after lifting off the runway. A post-impact fire erupted.

» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Incident at Mu-Se / Sgt. Aloysius 'Al' M. O'Neill Jr.


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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 Muse Airfield to Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield as the crow flies is 498 km (311 miles).

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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