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Last updated: 7 December 2021
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Date:Friday 29 October 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-38702
MSN: 6161
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:northern Burma (   Myanmar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Dinjan Airport, India
Destination airport:Dinjan Airport, India
Narrative:
The C-47, 41-38702, assigned to 10th Air Force, 1st Troop Transport Group, 2nd Troop Carrier Squadron, departed Dinjan, India, on a food supply drop mission in Burma.
Close to target no.3 an engine failed. The pilot banked left sharply left and the wing contacted trees. The aircraft crashed and burst into flames. All aboard were killed.

Sources:
» miac47burmawwii.org
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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