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Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 31 March 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-15-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Thai Air Force - RTAF
Registration: L2-14/96
MSN: 12667
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Korat (   Thailand)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Korat AFB (VTUN), Thailand
Destination airport:Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD), Thailand
Narrative:
Crashed shortly after takeoff. Full serial: L2-14/96/212667.

Sources:
» Thai Aviation History website
» The Indian Express 2 April 1956, p5


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Distance from Korat AFB to Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport as the crow flies is 194 km (121 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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Douglas DC-3

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  • 3309th loss
  • 1241st fatal accident
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