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Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Date:Sunday 13 May 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-35-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-23952
MSN: 9814
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 24
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hidden Valley, Papua (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Jayapura-Sentani Airport (DJJ/WAJJ), Indonesia
Destination airport:Jayapura-Sentani Airport (DJJ/WAJJ), Indonesia
Narrative:
The aircraft operated on a sight seeing flight out of Sentani Airport. It was caught in a downdraft and crashed in a mountainous area.

Sources:
» The Wilmington Morning Star-News 10 June 1945
» pacificwrecks.com
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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