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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Date:Tuesday 7 August 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-15831
MSN: 20297
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:24 km (15 mls) SSW of Lalmanirhat (   India)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Ondal Air Base, India
Destination airport:Tezpur-Salonibari Airport (TEZ/VETZ), India
Crashed, killing all nine on board.



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Distance from Ondal Air Base to Tezpur-Salonibari Airport as the crow flies is 655 km (409 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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