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Last updated: 7 June 2020
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Date:Monday 27 December 1943
Time:ca 10:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-24272
C/n / msn: 10134
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:24 km (15 mls) NE of Shingbwiyang (   Myanmar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Sookerating Air Base, India
Destination airport:Sookerating Air Base, India
Narrative:
The C-47A operated on a supply dropping mission out of Sookerating, India. It is believed to have dived to cloud cover while approaching an unidentified ship on the river.
The airplane then collided with a mountain.

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» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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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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