Accident Douglas C-53-DO (DC-3) 58, Wednesday 7 April 1943
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Date:Wednesday 7 April 1943
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-53-DO (DC-3)
Owner/operator:China National Aviation Corporation - CNAC
Registration: 58
MSN: 7407
Year of manufacture:1942
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:48 km NE of Minzong -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Dinjan Airport
Destination airport:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP)
Narrative:
The CNAC aircraft, also carrying USAAF serial 42-15890, experienced heavy icing and snow while climbing out of Dinjan. After an hour the pilot decided to return to Dinjan. While returning the pilot had to make a violently evasive maneuver to the right to avoid contact with a mountain ahead. The plane skidded over the side of the mountain and down into another peak where it came to rest at 13,750 feet.

Sources:

CNAC.org
MIA Recoveries - Crash Site Reports

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photo (c) USAAF, via Charles E. Mac Kay; Minzong; May 1943

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