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Last updated: 3 December 2020
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Date:Monday 9 October 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: 43-15846
C/n / msn: 20312
First flight: 1944
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sylhet Airport (ZYL) (   Bangladesh)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Sylhet Civil Airport (ZYL/VGSY), Bangladesh
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed on takeoff from Sylhet due toe engine failure.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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