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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 13 February 1945
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: FD928
C/n / msn: 9695
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 Kangla, Assam (   India)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Dakota aircraft was returning from a supply dropping sortie when it impacted a hillside while descending though clouds.
The flight crew did not get the message prior to departure that the radio frequencies were changed by arrangements with the USAAF authorities.

Sources:
» rafcommands.com
» 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 Networks 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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