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Last updated: 24 June 2019
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Date:Monday 2 August 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-38656
C/n / msn: 6039
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:near Yunnanyi (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), China
Destination airport:Mohanbari Air Base (MOH/VEMN), India
Narrative:
The C-47 went missing during a cargo flight from Kunming, China to Mohanbari, India. The accident was likely caused by the lack of proper direction finding radio equipment facilities at Yunnanyi, China.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» MACR


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Distance from Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield to Mohanbari Air Base as the crow flies is 814 km (509 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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