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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Date:Thursday 11 January 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando
Operator:Aerovias Panama Airways - APASA
Registration: HP-312
MSN: 33381
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Maniamuna (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The aircraft crashed 45 miles from Kamina Air Base. The 17 passengers (including 10 Indian troops) and the crew escaped unhurt and returned to Kamina by helicopter.

Forced landing outside airport

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