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C-46A #41-24724
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This aircraft was enroute from Kunming, China to Misamari, India on 20 Feb 1944.

The weather was extremely bad and radio contact was very poor. The pilot was evidently lost and the aircraft was running low on fuel. Pilot called Chabua for a bearing, and Chabua shot bearings on the ship and instructed pilot to let down. Pilot wanted to bailout, but Chabua assured him it was OK to let down from 12,500 ft to 8,000 ft. Pilot was also receiving bearings and instructions from Jorhat, and this may have caused even more confusion for the pilot. The last radio transmission from aircraft ended with a loud crashing sound. It is presumed the plane crashed into a mountain. Aircraft not located and crew declared dead. Dead: 4.

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