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Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:Thursday 7 June 1945
Time:07:30
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: KN254
MSN: 27181/15736
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:100 km (62.5 mls) E of Dhaka (   Bangladesh)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The airplane broke up in mid-air in bad weather and crashed.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» 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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 1926th loss
  • 601st fatal accident
  • 14th worst accident (at the time)
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 Bangladesh
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