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Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Date:Wednesday 13 June 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: KN468
MSN: 32942/16194
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3,3 km (2.1 mls) E of Dinawa (   Myanmar)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Dakota IV crashed near Dinawa railway station near Patna India, while on a daytime transport of equipment flight. Fire broke out in the aircraft during the flight and the port engine ceased to function.

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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