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Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Datum:Freitag 31 Oktober 1947
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Indian Air Force - IAF
Kennzeichen: MA965
Werknummer: 12819
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 22 / Insassen: 22
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 25 / Insassen: 25
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:innerhalb Pir Panjal Range (   Indien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Ambala Air Force Station (VIAM), Indien
Flug nach:Srinagar Airport (SXR/VISR), Indien
Unfallbericht:
The C-47 transport plane went missing during a flight from Ambala Air Force Station. The wreckage was located in June 1980 in mountainous terrain.
The aircraft was carrying troops to Srinagar, after Pakistani militias had tried to take control of parts of Kashmir.

Informationsquelle:
» Bharat Rakshak
» The Indian Express 1 October 1948, p2


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Distance from Ambala Air Force Station to Srinagar Airport as the crow flies is 443 km (277 miles).

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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