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Last updated: 22 October 2017
Datum:Donnerstag 11 März 1943
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53-DO (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:China National Aviation Corporation - CNAC
Kennzeichen: 53
Werknummer: 4904
Baujahr: 1942
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Luishui (   Volksrepublik China)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), Volksrepublik China
Flug nach:Assam, Indien
CNAC's Dakota "53" departed Kunming for a supply run over the Himalayas together with three other Dakotas. It was snowing and there was a solid overcast at 10,500 feet which had violent turbulence and severe icing. Because of those dangerous conditions, the pilots stayed underneath the clouds and flew the passes. As they went through the lowest pass, a sudden down-draft forced the pilots to apply full power and for maximum climb. For #53, it was too late. The plane's propellers started cutting the tops of the trees and the plane crashed just short of the border with Burma.



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