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Last updated: 6 December 2021
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Date:Sunday 11 June 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: FZ548
MSN: 12082
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Total:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Karinganj, Assam (   India)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Agartala-Singerbhil Airport (IXA/VEAT), India
Destination airport:Imphal Municipal Airport (IMF/VEIM), India
Narrative:
Crashed in a ploughed paddy field, killing all aboard.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» RAAF fatalities in Second World War among RAAF personnel serving on attachment in Royal Air Force Squadrons and Support Units / by Alan Storr, 2006


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Distance from Agartala-Singerbhil Airport to Imphal Municipal Airport as the crow flies is 284 km (178 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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  • 793rd loss
  • 276th fatal accident
  • 3rd worst accident (at the time)
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