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Last updated: 21 July 2019
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Date:Tuesday 19 September 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-15861
C/n / msn: 20327
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:near Dongchuan, Yunnan (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Peishiyi Airfield, China
Destination airport:Imphal Municipal Airport (IMF/VEIM), India
Narrative:
Missing in service.

Sources:
» usaafdata.com
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Peishiyi Airfield to Imphal Municipal Airport as the crow flies is 1331 km (832 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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