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Last updated: 21 April 2021
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Date:Saturday 23 June 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: KN455
C/n / msn: 32927/16179
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Taintaihering, Sumsen (   Myanmar)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Struck cloud-shrouded terrain near Taintaihering, Sumsen, Myanmar. A pilot reported briefly seeing smoke coming from one engine before the airplane entered clouds.
The aircraft operated on a supply dropping mission to Myingan.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Warbirds of India (warbirds.in)
» Remembering The Men & Women Who Gave Their Lives In Two World Wars.


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