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Last updated: 27 May 2020
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Date:Wednesday 15 September 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: 41-38597
C/n / msn: 4546
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:between Chengkung and Sookerating (   India)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Chengkung Airfield, China
Destination airport:Sookerating Air Base, India
Narrative:
The C-47 went missing during a cargo flight from Chenkung, China to Sookerating and Tezpur.

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


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Distance from Chengkung Airfield to Sookerating Air Base as the crow flies is 777 km (485 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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