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Accident
Last updated: 23 November 2017
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Datum:zaterdag 3 november 1945
Tijd:ca 02:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54G-5-DO (DC-4)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 45-528
Constructienummer: 35981
Bouwjaar: 1945
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 40 / inzittenden: 40
Totaal:slachtoffers: 44 / inzittenden: 44
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Chukha (   Bhutan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Chabua Airfield (VECA), India
Vliegveld van aankomst:Karachi (unknown airport), Pakistan
Beschrijving:
Crashed into a mountain at an elevation of 8000 feet. The pilot decided to take the direct route to Karachi instead of the designated airway.

Bronnen:
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999


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Douglas DC-4

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