Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 7 January 1945
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: 43-15370
C/n / msn: 19836
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:near Myitkyina (   Myanmar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Shinbweyang (VYSB), Myanmar
Destination airport:Myitkyina Airport (MYT/VYMK), Myanmar
Narrative:
The C-47A transport plane departed Shinbweyang, Myanmar on an air supply drop flight. The aircraft went missing while flying at high altitude in icing conditions.
Last radio contact was 25 miles from Myitkina at 25░37'N 97'40░E.


Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» MACR


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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