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Datum:Donnerstag 23 Dezember 1943
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-23500
Werknummer: 9362
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Mount Victoria (   Papua Neuguinea)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Dobodura No.15-North Borio Airstrip, Papua Neuguinea
Flug nach:Port Moresby-Wards Airfield, Papua Neuguinea
The Douglas C-47A transport plane departed North Borio Airstrip (Dobodura No. 15) at 14:51 hours to return to Port Moresby-Wards Field. The aircraft, with four crew members and two passengers on board failed to arrive.
The initial search for the airplane was terminated on January 12, 1944.
During January 1944, the wreckage believed to be this C-47 was spotted at 8 57' S 147 35' E in on the uppermost slopes of the Owen Stanley Mountains on Mount Victoria. A ground party failed to reach the crash site failed due to the difficult terrain.

» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Dobodura No.15-North Borio Airstrip to Port Moresby-Wards Airfield as the crow flies is 149 km (93 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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