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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 18 January 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-100696
C/n / msn: 19159
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:within Myanmar (   Myanmar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Dinjan Airport, India
Destination airport:Dinjan Airport, India
Narrative:
The C-47A operated on a supply drop mission from Dinjan, India to a location in Myanmar at 26,19°N, 97,41°E. It crashed and caught fire. Location described by Army Signal Corps as 'NY6851'.

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


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