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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 9 May 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Tatmadaw Lei (Burmese Air Force)
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Total:Fatalities: 29 / Occupants: 29
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Mong-Hpayak (   Myanmar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Mong-Hpayak (VYMH), Myanmar
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The transport plane crashed about ten minutes after takeoff from Mong-Hpayak Airport.

Sources:
» Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - May 11, 1962


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