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Last updated: 15 June 2021
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Datum:Montag 27 Dezember 1943
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-5 (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Navy
Kennzeichen: 12432
Werknummer: 9529
Baujahr: 1943
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 24 / Insassen: 24
Sachschaden: Vermisst
Konsequenzen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Unfallort:New Caledonia and Vanuatu (   Pacific Ocean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Nouméa-Tontouta Airport (NOU/NWWW),
Flug nach:Espirítu Santo-Pekoa Airport (SON/NVSS), Vanuatu
Unfallbericht:
Missing over the Pacific Ocean.

Informationsquelle:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher


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Distance from Nouméa-Tontouta Airport to Espirítu Santo-Pekoa Airport as the crow flies is 729 km (456 miles).

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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Douglas DC-3

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