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Accident description
Last updated: 17 November 2017
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Date:Monday 10 June 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-40-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Union of Burma Airways
Registration: XY-ACS
C/n / msn: 9877
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mt. Kaolokung (   China)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN/VYYY), Myanmar
Destination airport:Putao Airport (PBU/VYPT), Myanmar
Narrative:
Crashed into Mount Kaolokung, China.



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Distance from Yangon-Mingaladon Airport to Putao Airport as the crow flies is 1160 km (725 miles).

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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 3586th loss
  • 1317th fatal accident
  • 167th worst accident (at the time)
  • 223rd worst accident (currently)
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