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Last updated: 6 December 2021
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Date:Tuesday 23 October 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: KJ957
MSN: 26249/14804
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:37 km (23.1 mls) E of Chiringa (   Bangladesh)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The airplane flew into cumulo nimbus clouds at 14,000 feet and disappeared. It is presumed to have broken up in flight.

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley


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