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Last updated: 25 June 2019
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Date:Friday 10 November 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: 41-18547
C/n / msn: 4672
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:24 km (15 mls) from Yunnanyi (   China)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Yunnanyi Airport, China
Destination airport:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), China
Narrative:
The C-47 suffered a fire in the right hand engine. The propeller was feathered but the crew were unable to extinguish the fire. The airplane crashed.
At least one of the occupants died in the accident.

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» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» MACR


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Distance from Yunnanyi Airport to Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield as the crow flies is 207 km (129 miles).

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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