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Last updated: 6 December 2021
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Date:Wednesday 2 October 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-15209
MSN: 19675
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) N off Iwo Jima Air Base (IWO) (   Japan)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Iwo Jima Air Base (IWO/RJAW), Japan
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-47A transport plane ditched in the Pacific Ocean shortly after takeoff from Iwo Jima Air Base.
All 13 occupants were rescued.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» The Panama American, October 4, 1957


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