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Last updated: 21 September 2020
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Date:Thursday 25 July 1946
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: KN585
C/n / msn: 33219/16471
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:40 km (25 mls) NE of Bassein (   Myanmar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bassein Airport (BSX/VYPN), Myanmar
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A failure of the left wing after the plane entered a cumulo-nimbus cloud, caused the plane to crash into a swamp.

Classification:
Wing failure
Loss of control

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley


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