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Crash of a Douglas C-47A-30-DL in Lashio: 8 killed

Date & Time: May 23, 1969
Operator:
Registration:
XY-ACR
Survivors:
No
MSN:
9629
YOM:
1943
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
On final approach to Lashio Airport, at an altitude of 300 feet, the airplane went out of control and crashed in a field, killing all eight occupants.
Probable cause:
Loss of control caused by an asymmetrical deployment of the flaps during final approach.

Crash of a Curtiss C-46D-5-CU Commando near Lashio

Date & Time: Jul 24, 1945
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
42-101199
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
30654
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While on a supply mission, an engine caught fire. All four crew members decided to abandon the aircraft and bailed out. Out of control, the aircraft dove into the ground and crashed. All four crew members were rescued.
Probable cause:
Engine fire.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-25-DK near Lashio: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 29, 1945
Operator:
Registration:
42-108941
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
13258
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances 6 km from Lashio, killing both crew members, 2nd Lt Alan D. Boddy and Cpl Jay C. Dolbow Jr.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-90-DL near Lashio: 3 killed

Date & Time: Apr 22, 1945
Operator:
Registration:
43-15789
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
20255
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances 16 km from Lashio, killing all three crew members.
Crew:
2nd Lt Leilan Albright,
Cpl John W. Horner,
2nd Lt Ross O. Russell.