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Last updated: 18 October 2021
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Fecha:martes 16 octubre 1945
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 42-92929
Numéro de série: 12784
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes: 11
Total:Fatalidades: 12 / Ocupantes: 17
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:96 km (60 milles) NW de la costa de Saipan, Mariana Islands (   Océano Pacífico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Iwo Jima Air Base (IWO/RJAW), Japón
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
While the airplane was descending from 9000 feet to 7500 feet, nearing the destination of Saipan, a fire erupted in the accessory section of the left engine.
The main entrance door was released and the passengers and crew started putting on their life vests and parachutes. Wile the occupants were bailing out the fire had become uncontrollable. The engine fell off the wing but the fire continued to burn. Four crew members and eight passengers bailed out before the left wing folded back. The airplane crashed into the sea.
Six occupants were picked up, five of them alive.

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