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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 27 June 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-15699
MSN: 20165
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:between Lashio and Myitkyina (   Myanmar)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Lashio Airport (LSH/VYLS), Myanmar
Destination airport:Myitkyina North Airfield, Myanmar
Crashed within Myanmar.
Last radio contact was at position 23°35'N, 97°25'E.

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


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Lashio Airport to Myitkyina North Airfield as the crow flies is 270 km (169 miles).

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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