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Last updated: 23 January 2022
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Datum:Dienstag 27 März 1945
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 43-16011
Werknummer: 20477
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 20 / Insassen: 20
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 24 / Insassen: 24
Sachschaden: Vermisst
Konsequenzen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Unfallort:at an unknown location (   Papua Neuguinea)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Cooktown Airport, QLD (CTN/YCKN), Australien
Flug nach:Finschhafen Airport (FIN), Papua Neuguinea
Unfallbericht:
Missing en route.

The wreckage of this aircraft has never been located. It is believed to be somewhere in the mountains of the Saruwaged Range, Papua New Guinea.

Informationsquelle:
» Peter Dunn's Australia @ war
» PacificWrecks.com


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Distance from Cooktown Airport, QLD to Finschhafen Airport as the crow flies is 1020 km (637 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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