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Last updated: 25 October 2021
Fecha:lunes 24 septiembre 1945
Hora:ca 09:00
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-5-DK (DC-3)
Operador:Royal New Zealand Air Force - RNZAF
Registración: NZ3526
Numéro de série: 26007/14562
Año de Construcción: 1944
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 16 / Ocupantes: 16
Total:Fatalidades: 20 / Ocupantes: 20
Daños en la Aeronave: Desaparecido
Consecuencias: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Ubicación:between Vanuatu and New Zealand (   Océano Pacífico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Espiritu Santo-Palikulo Field, Vanuatu
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Whenuapai Air Base (NZWP), Nueva Zelanda
A Douglas C-47B transport plane, operated by the Royal New Zealand Air Force, went missing over sea between New Hebrides (now Vanuatu) and New Zealand.
There were 16 passengers and four crew men on board.
The airplane departed Espiritu Santo-Palikulo Field, Vanuatu about 05:30 for a flight to Whenuapai Air Base, New Zealand.
Last radio contact was about 09:06. A search was carried out but no trace was ever found.

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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 Espiritu Santo-Palikulo Field to Whenuapai Air Base as the crow flies is 2468 km (1542 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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