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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 15 May 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Operator:China National Aviation Corporation - CNAC
Registration: 90
C/n / msn: 19314
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Patkai Range (   India)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Moran Air Base, India
Destination airport:Shinbweyang (VYSB), Myanmar
Narrative:
The pilot, on his first flight as a captain, was the first CNAC pilot to follow the new ATC procedure: climb to 10,000 feet over the RR marker before heading out on the Fox Charlie course. Severe turbulence drove the plane into a mountain ridge at 9000 feet.

Classification:
Turbulence
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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


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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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