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Last updated: 27 May 2020
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Date:Saturday 3 March 1945
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: 41-18554
C/n / msn: 4679
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ledo (   India)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Dinjan Airport, India
Destination airport:Ledo Airfield, India
Narrative:
The plane was attempting to land and made a turn too low and crashed.

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Distance from Dinjan Airport to Ledo Airfield as the crow flies is 53 km (33 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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