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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 12 January 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-49G-DO (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: LR235
C/n / msn: 1949
First flight: 1937
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Tezpur Airport (TEZ) (   India)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tezpur-Salonibari Airport (TEZ/VETZ), India
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The RAF Dakota took-off on a night sortie and lost an engine soon after becoming airborne. The crew shut down fuel supply to the burning engine as the pilot turned back towards Tezpur Airport. A belly landing was made in drizzle and low cloud conditions. The aircraft hit a clump of bamboo which swung the aircraft around.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» rafcommands.com


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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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