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Last updated: 20 June 2019
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Date:Saturday 26 May 1945
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: KG724
C/n / msn: 13725
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN) (   Myanmar)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN/VYYY), Myanmar
Narrative:
The C-47 was damaged beyond repair when it taxied into a waterlogged bomb crater after landing at Yangon-Mingaladon Airport, Myanmar (RGN). The C-47 was subsequently hit by a Spitfire that landed immediately behind it.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Warbirds of India (warbirds.in)


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