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Last updated: 25 October 2021
Datum:dinsdag 16 oktober 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-92929
Constructienummer: 12784
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: / inzittenden: 11
Totaal:slachtoffers: 12 / inzittenden: 17
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:96 km (60 mijl) NW van Saipan, Mariana Islands (   Grote Oceaan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Iwo Jima Air Base (IWO/RJAW), Japan
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 2147e ongeval
  • 659e dodelijk ongeval
  • 116e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 440e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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 Grote Oceaan
  • 13e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 31e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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