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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Datum:vrijdag 26 mei 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-45-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:China National Aviation Corporation - CNAC
Registratie: 82
Constructienummer: 9956
Bouwjaar: 1943
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 10 / inzittenden: 10
Totaal:slachtoffers: 12 / inzittenden: 12
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:southern Tibet (   China)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Calcutta (unknown airport), India
Vliegveld van aankomst:Dinjan Airport, India
Beschrijving:
The CNAC C-47 was transporting 10 CNAC mechanics to Dinjan. Weather en route was extremely bad with a strong tail wind and static so severe that the crew couldn't get bearings on any radio station. Apparently, they passed east of Dinjan and flew into the Graveyard of the Himalayas, north of Myanmar, where the plane crashed into a 22,000-foot mountain in Tibet.

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


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