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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Datum:zondag 15 augustus 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 41-18682
Constructienummer: 6088
Bouwjaar: 1942
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Tsili Tsili (   Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea)
Fase: Onbekend (UNK)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Port Moresby (unknown airport), Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea
Vliegveld van aankomst:Tsili Tsili Airfield, Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea
The Douglas C-47 transport plane took off from Port Moresby, bound for Tsili Tsili Airfield. It was shot down in the Tsili Tsili area by Nakajima Ki-43 Oscar. The pilot attempted to crash land between trees, and crashed near Tsili Tsili.
One passenger initially survived but died later that day in hospital.

» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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