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Last updated: 20 January 2022
Fecha:domingo 23 julio 1944
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-5 (DC-3)
Operador:United States Navy
Registración: 39090
Numéro de série: 13859
Año de Construcción: 1943
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 14 / Ocupantes: 14
Total:Fatalidades: 16 / Ocupantes: 16
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:30 km (18.8 milles) W of Kokoda (   Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Cairns Airport, QLD (CNS/YBCS), Australia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Manus Island-Momote Airport (MAS/AYMO), Papúa Nueva Guinea
Struck high ground in the Owen Stanley Range, en route from RAAF Cairns, Australia to Momote, PNG.
The wreckage was discovered in 1970.

» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Mark Dodge (e-mail, 24-11-2012)


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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 Cairns Airport, QLD to Manus Island-Momote Airport as the crow flies is 1652 km (1033 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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 876th loss
  • 302nd accidente fatal
  • 41st worst accident (a la hora)
  • 335th worst accident (actualmente)
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 Papúa Nueva Guinea
  • 3rd worst accident (a la hora)
  • 15th worst accident (actualmente)
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