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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 13 March 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53 (DC-3)
Operator:China National Aviation Corporation - CNAC
Registration: 49
C/n / msn: 4853
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:Patkai Range (   Myanmar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), China
Destination airport:Dinjan Airport, India
Narrative:
Disappeared while flying a cargo consisting of 110-pound tin bars over the Himalaya Mountains to Dinjan.

Sources:
» CNAC.org


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Distance from Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield to Dinjan Airport as the crow flies is 792 km (495 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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