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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Date:Friday 27 December 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Operating for:Royal Thai Border Police
Leased from:Air America
Registration: B-815
MSN: 19258
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:56 km (35 mls) SW of Songkhla (   Thailand)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The Douglas C-47, operating on behalf of Royal Thai Border Police, crashed near Songkhla.

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