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Date:Saturday 23 June 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-16195
MSN: 20661
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Total:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 25
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:240 km (150 mls) NW of Myitkyina (   Myanmar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Myitkyina North Airfield, Myanmar
Destination airport:Ledo Airfield, India
Narrative:
Crashed in mountainous terrain.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
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Distance from Myitkyina North Airfield to Ledo Airfield as the crow flies is 267 km (167 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 1953rd loss
  • 613th fatal accident
  • 9th worst accident (at the time)
  • 113th worst accident (currently)
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