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Last updated: 24 January 2022
Datum:vrijdag 15 januari 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54-DO Skymaster (DC-4)
Vloog voor:Transcontinental & Western Air - TWA
Gehuurd van:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 41-32939
Constructienummer: 3114
Bouwjaar: 1942
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 10 / inzittenden: 10
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 25 / inzittenden: 25
Totaal:slachtoffers: 35 / inzittenden: 35
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:40 km (25 mijl) ENE of Paramaribo (   Suriname)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
A Douglas C-54 Skymaster was destroyed in an accident near Paramaribo, Suriname. All 35 on board were killed.
The airplane was operated by TWA on behalf of the USAAF's Air Transport Command. It was en route from the United States to North Africa.
An intermediate stop was made in Trinidad because there were rumours of a possible bomb on board the plane. A screwdriver was found in the hatch containing the IFF device and the flight continued. For unknown reasons the plane disintegrated and fell in the jungle near Bakkie (Reynsdorp, Commewijne district).

» Plane Crash Jan. 15, 1943


photo of Douglas-C-54-41-32939
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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