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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Date:Saturday 19 February 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-60-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-24398
MSN: 10260
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:40 km (25 mls) from Dobodura (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Dobodura Airfield, Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Finschhafen Airport (FIN), Papua New Guinea
The C-47A transport plane took off from Dobodura Airfield at 15:58 on a flight bound for Finschhafen Airfield, Papua New Guinea. At 16:30, the crew radioed that they were loosing altitude rapidly. The crew headed towards the sea but the airplane crash-landed near Cape Ward Hunt, some 40 km from Dobodura.

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


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