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Last updated: 25 June 2019
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Date:Friday 7 September 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: KN584
C/n / msn: 33217/16469
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Karen Hills (   Myanmar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN/VYYY), Myanmar
Destination airport:Taungoo (VYTO), Myanmar
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed in mountainous terrain in bad weather while en route from Yangon to Taungoo and Calcutta.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» In remembrance, WWII descendants seek closure in Yangon (Frontier Myanmar, 20-12-2016)


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Distance from Yangon-Mingaladon Airport to Taungoo as the crow flies is 237 km (148 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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Douglas DC-3

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