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Last updated: 10 December 2019
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Date:Saturday 6 February 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-49K (DC-3-455)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-2004
C/n / msn: 6329
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:320 km (200 mls) N of Fort St. John, BC (   Canada)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-49 transport plane disappeared during a flight in Canada. The wreckage with eleven bodies and cargo was found in mountains 20 miles from "Tuchobe Lake" five years later.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Morning Tribune 29 September 1948, p7
» The Straits Times 25 September 1948, p2


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