Accident Douglas C-47A-85-DL (DC-3) L2-18/00, Saturday 26 March 1966
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Date:Saturday 26 March 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-85-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Royal Thai Air Force - RTAF
Registration: L2-18/00
MSN: 20053
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:northeastern Laos -   Laos
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX/VTCC)
Destination airport:Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base (UTH/VTUD)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The aircraft was reported missing whilst en route from Chiang Mai to Udorn. It became lost and is reported to have crashed in northeastern Laos.
Flight mechanic Prapan Siri-on was released from a Vietnamese PoW camp in March 1973 and claimed the C-47 had been shot down near Quang Biu. Exact location is unclear as a place with that name could not be found.
The fate of the remaining crew is unclear.


Thai Aviation History website
The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge

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