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Last updated: 26 September 2021
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Date:Thursday 27 September 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: FL555
MSN: 11915
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Chittagong-Patenga Airport (CGP) (   Bangladesh)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Chittagong-Patenga Airport (CGP/VGEG), Bangladesh
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
An engine caught fire on takeoff. The Dakota belly landed and slid into a ditch were it caught fire.

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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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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