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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 96120
Last updated: 19 December 2020
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Date:13-OCT-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic P39 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell P-39D Airacobra
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
Registration: 41-7043
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nandi Bay, S of Itai Island, FIJ -   Fiji
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nandi Airfield
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Mid-air collision with B-26B Marauder, registration 41-17590. Both planes crashed into the sea. The body of the pilot was never found, but the pilot is presumed to have died in the crash.
The entire crew of the Marauder plane also died in the crash.

Sources:

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp
https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/p-39/41-7043.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2015 09:18 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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