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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Friday 26 May 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-45-DL (DC-3)
Operator:China National Aviation Corporation - CNAC
Registration: 82
C/n / msn: 9956
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:southern Tibet (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Calcutta (unknown airport), India
Destination airport:Dinjan Airport, India
Narrative:
The CNAC C-47 was transporting 10 CNAC mechanics to Dinjan. Weather en route was extremely bad with a strong tail wind and static so severe that the crew couldn't get bearings on any radio station. Apparently, they passed east of Dinjan and flew into the Graveyard of the Himalayas, north of Myanmar, where the plane crashed into a 22,000-foot mountain in Tibet.

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


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