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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 25 May 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-15398
C/n / msn: 19864
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:S of Sakden (   Bhutan)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Lalmonirhat Airport (LLJ/VGLM), Bangladesh
Destination airport:Chabua Airfield (VECA), India
Narrative:
Crashed at an elevation of 13197 feet en route between Lalmonirhat and Chabua.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» miarecoveries.org


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Distance from Lalmonirhat Airport to Chabua Airfield as the crow flies is 588 km (367 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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