ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3) 42-32868 Tagap
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Date:Thursday 25 May 1944
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: 42-32868
MSN: 9094
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Tagap (   Myanmar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Dinjan Airport, India
Destination airport:Tingkawk Sakan Airfield, Myanmar
The C-47 transport plane impacted a mountain during air supply mission from Dinjan to Tingkawk Sakan. Visibility had dropped to zero as the C-47 was flying in a valley. Initially all aboard survived. The captain went for help until he reached locals after eight days. He was then brought to Tagap, Myanmar. A search party tried to trace the captain's route back to the plane but was unable to locate the crashed plane and the survivors.

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Distance from Dinjan Airport to Tingkawk Sakan Airfield as the crow flies is 216 km (135 miles).

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