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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 5 June 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-38746
C/n / msn: 6205
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:S of Sakden (   Bhutan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC), India
Destination airport:Jorhat-Rowriah Airport (JRH/VEJT), India
Narrative:
Crashed at an elevation of 13421 feet.

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


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Distance from Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport to Jorhat-Rowriah Airport as the crow flies is 731 km (457 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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