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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Date:Tuesday 27 November 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-16261
C/n / msn: 20727
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Bruas (   Malaysia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Singapore (unknown airport), Singapore
Destination airport:Butterworth Airport (BWH/WMKB), Malaysia
The aircraft crashed on a forested slope, 600 m above sea level.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» Malaya Historical Group
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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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