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Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:Friday 23 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: KG493
MSN: 12814
First flight: 1944
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sylhet Airport (ZYL) (   Bangladesh)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Sylhet Civil Airport (ZYL/VGSY), Bangladesh
Narrative:
Crash-landed at Sylhet after hitting a tree during an overshoot in bad visibility.

Sources:
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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