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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 19 June 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: FZ600
C/n / msn: 12155
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kohima (   Myanmar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Agartala-Singerbhil Airport (IXA/VEAT), India
Destination airport:Agartala-Singerbhil Airport (IXA/VEAT), India
Narrative:
The Douglas Dakota III transport plane took off from Agartala, India with 600 lb of supplies for relieved Kohima garrison. Weather was bad at the Drop Zone, and in attempting to get into a dropping position, the airplane flew into a cloud-covered hill.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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


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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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