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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Date:Tuesday 19 March 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-40-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Union of Burma Airways
Registration: XY-ADB
MSN: 33517/16769
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Loikaw Airport (LIW) (   Myanmar)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Loikaw Airport (LIW/VYLK), Myanmar
Destination airport:?
Collision with an obstruction on takeoff caused the aircraft to crash. The DC-3 caught fire and was damaged beyond repair.


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