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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 21 June 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B Dakota C.4
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: KN563
C/n / msn: 33179/16431
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:50 km (31.3 mls) SE of Khamti (   Myanmar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The airplane went missing during a supply drop flight to the British Army in Northern Burma (Myanmar). It came down in the jungle in a ravine with a steep slope.
The crash site was found by a local hunter in 1996, 50 kilometer southeast of Khamti.

Sources:
» A short history of 435(T) Squadron / by: Jeff Robinson
» 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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