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Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Date:Thursday 1 March 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: KJ921
MSN: 26090/14645
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Hailing Island (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), China
Destination airport:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), China
Narrative:
The Dakota transport plane operated on a supply dropping mission to the British Army Aid Group party at Yanping, China.
The airplane failed to return and was declared missing. The wreckage was discovered to have crashed into a 1200 ft hill about 50 ft below the crest.

Sources:
» British Army Aid Group report
» 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 Networks 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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