Vliegtuigongeval op 08 JUN 1944 met Douglas C-47A-65-DL (DC-3) 85 - Dinjan Airport
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Datum:donderdag 8 juni 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-65-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:China National Aviation Corporation - CNAC
Registratie: 85
Constructienummer: 18902
Bouwjaar: 1943
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Totaal:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Dinjan Airport (   India)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), China
Vliegveld van aankomst:Dinjan Airport, India
Five CNAC C-47's arrived over Dinjan. A fuel tank explosion caused the wing of #85 to fail. The airplane disintegrated and fell to the ground.

Probable Cause:

The jack pad had been removed from the right wing root. This left 4 large holes directly under the fuel tanks and directly in line with the exhaust. When the pilot cut the throttles to descend, the flame only went as far back as the holes. There the flames went up around the fuel tank, igniting the fumes and blew the wing off.

» CNAC.org


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield en Dinjan Airport bedraagt 792 km (495 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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