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Accident description
Last updated: 21 February 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 3 September 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D
Operator:Royal Thai Air Force - RTAF
Registration: L2-29/02?
C/n / msn: 27042/15597
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 33
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Vaong Nong (   Thailand)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Ubon Ratchathani-Muang Ubon Airport (UBP/VTUU), Thailand
Narrative:
Crashed after hitting a tree, 2 km short of the airport. The C-47 was returning from a parachute jumping exercise at Lopburi.

Sources:
» Thai Aviation History website


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