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Last updated: 5 December 2021
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Datum:Mittwoch 23 August 1944
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 43-15381
Werknummer: 19847
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 11 / Insassen: 11
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Yankai (   Volksrepublik China)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Peishiyi Airfield, Volksrepublik China
Flug nach:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), Volksrepublik China
Unfallbericht:
The C-47A, 43-15381, assigned to 14thAir Force, 14th Transport Squadron, departed the airfield at Cho Lum Pao, China, on a combat cargo mission to Kunming, China. The aircraft crashed into mountains in bad weather in northeast Yunan Province, near Yankai, China, enroute to Kunming from Peishiyi, China.
The wreckage was found by Chinese soldiers who reported all aboard were dead.

Informationsquelle:
» www.miac47burmawwii.org
» MACR
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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Distance from Peishiyi Airfield to Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield as the crow flies is 611 km (382 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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