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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 20 October 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-65-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Civil Air Transport
Registration: B-811
C/n / msn: 18947
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Hua Hin (   Thailand)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
DC-3 B-811 was owned by Civil Air Transport and chartered by 'Sea Supply', another CIA operation. While practicing paratroop drops near Hua Hin the wingtip dipped and struck sea (Gulf of Siam) in a low turn.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Water

Sources:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 60)


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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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