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Accident description
Last updated: 26 August 2016
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 31 March 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-15-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Thai Air Force - RTAF
Registration: L2-14/96
C/n / msn: 12667
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Korat (   Thailand)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Korat AFB (VTUN), Thailand
Destination airport:Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD), Thailand
Narrative:
Crashed shortly after takeoff. Full serial: L2-14/96/212667

Sources:
» Thai Aviation History website


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Distance from Korat AFB to Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport as the crow flies is 194 km (121 miles).

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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