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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Thursday 10 May 1945
Time:ca 08:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-5-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: A65-39
MSN: 12361
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:between Tadji and Maprik (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Aitape-Tadji Airport (TAJ), Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Aitape-Tadji Airport (TAJ), Papua New Guinea
The C-47 struck a mountainside in poor weather while on a resupply mission from Tadji Airstrip to the Maprik drop zone.

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