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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 6 January 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-7797
C/n / msn: 4289
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 50 km S of Jorhat (   India)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC), India
Destination airport:Chabua Airfield (VECA), India
Narrative:
The C-47 transport plane crashed while on a cargo flight from Calcutta-Dum Dum to Chabua.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» MACR


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Distance from Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport to Chabua Airfield as the crow flies is 853 km (533 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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