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Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Date:Wednesday 16 February 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-1 (DC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 01989
MSN: 4553
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:between Seattle, WA and Kodiak, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Seattle NAS, WA, United States of America
Destination airport:Kodiak NAS, AK, United States of America
Narrative:
Missing on a flight between Seattle, WA and Kodiak, AK.

Sources:
» Evening Star 18 February 1944, p8
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher


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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 530th loss
  • 184th fatal accident
  • 31st worst accident (at the time)
  • 382nd worst accident (currently)
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