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Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:Monday 30 July 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: KJ922
MSN: 26091/14646
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:32 km (20 mls) E of Thanbaung (   Myanmar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Dakota impacted a the side of a valley down which it was flying some 4 miles West of Biya. The crew of five were all killed. Weather conditions along the route being reported as 8-10/10 CB with a base of 2-3000 feet (approx 7000 feet below the tops of the Chin Hills) and cloud tops up to 25-30000 feet with excessive turbulence causing aircraft to be almost uncontrollable at times.

Sources:
» 357 Sqn Operation Record Book
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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