Crash of a Douglas C-47B-35-DK Dakota IV in Yangon: 22 killed

Date & Time: Jul 25, 1946 at 1200 LT
Operator:
Registration:
KN585
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Yangon – Kanpur
MSN:
16471/33219
YOM:
1945
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
18
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
22
Circumstances:
After takeoff, while in initial climb, the aircraft went through a thunderstorm area with severe turbulence. The left wing broke off in the engine, causing the aircraft to crash into a field. All 22 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Turbulence due to thunderstorm activity caused excessive stress on the left wing that broke off shortly after takeoff.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide in Kanpur

Date & Time: Dec 30, 1945
Operator:
Registration:
VT-AHB
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
6308
YOM:
1935
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On touchdown, the twin engine aircraft overturned and came to rest upside down. All six occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.