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Last updated: 6 December 2021
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Date:Saturday 10 February 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: KJ927
MSN: 26097/14652
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:near Mount Victoria (   Myanmar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Digri RAF Station, India
Destination airport:Digri RAF Station, India
Narrative:
The Dakota IV took off from its base at Digri, India, on an operation to Burma with three other Dakota aircraft. It is known to have reached the target area and dropped supplies.
On the return journey the aircraft crossed the Chin Hills where the weather was very bad and there was extreme turbulence found in the low cloud. The other three aircraft reported that they had to climb to 15,000ft to avoid the low cloud, as well as keeping clear of cloud patches. The aircraft failed to arrive back at the base.

Sources:
» Remember Them
» RAAF personnel serving on attachment in Royal Air Force squadrons and support units in world war 2 and missing with no known grave.
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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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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