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Last updated: 21 April 2021
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Date:Friday 4 August 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: FZ597
C/n / msn: 12152
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:17,5 km (10.9 mls) NE of Mohavia (   India)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC), India
Destination airport:Delhi (unknown airport), India
Narrative:
The Dakota III broke up in the air and crashed after entering a cumulonimbus cloud.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» rafcommands.com


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Douglas DC-3

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