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Last updated: 27 September 2020
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Date:Wednesday 8 September 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada CC-108 Caribou (DHC-4)
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 5324
C/n / msn: 113
First flight: 1963
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Srinagar Airport (SXR) (   India)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
The Caribou transport plane was damaged beyond repair during in an air raid on Srinagar Airport, carried out by North American F-86F Sabres of the Pakistan Air Force.
The left hand wing was hit and subsequently consumed by fire. The remains were transported back to Canada where the nose of the aircraft was used to repair another Caribou.

The Caribou was stationed in Srinagar as part of the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) regarding a conflict over the Kashmir region.

Classification:
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» Canadian Military Aircraft Serial Numbers RCAF 5300 to 5349


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