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Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Friday 12 January 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: KJ857
C/n / msn: 25796/14351
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Schwebo (   Myanmar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Dakota was attacked by Japanese Nakajima Ki-43 fighters near Schwebo, Myanmar. A fire started in the fuselage and the left engine burst into flames. The pilot crash-landed in a clearing.
The wireless operator died on the 13th of shrapnel and bullet wounds.

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


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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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