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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 23 September 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53-DO (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-20112
C/n / msn: 4882
First flight: 1942
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Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:between Kunming and Chabua (   Unknown country)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), China
Destination airport:Chabua Airfield (VECA), India
Narrative:
Missing between Kunming and Chabua.

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


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Distance from Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield to Chabua Airfield as the crow flies is 804 km (502 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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