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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202672
Last updated: 13 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
Registration: 41-9224
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Koumac -   New Caledonia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Koumac airfiedl
Destination airport:
The plane crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff under unknown circumstances. All 9 occupants died in the crash.
The nickname of the plane was "Kai-O-Keleiwa".
The wreckage of the plane was located in the year 2000 by a fisherman.
Parts of the plane were retrieved in the year 2007 and are now in the Martime Museum in Noumea.


Revision history:

08-Dec-2017 13:40 gerard57 Added
08-Dec-2017 13:47 gerard57 Updated [Date]

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