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Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 8 September 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: KN593
C/n / msn: 33230/16482
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 41 / Occupants: 41
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Nyaunggonale (   Myanmar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft was evacuating former prisoners of war of the Japanese. It broke up after entering a developed cu-nim cloud.

Classification:
Thunderstorm
Loss of control

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


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