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Last updated: 19 October 2021
Fecha:miércoles 2 febrero 1944
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DL (DC-3)
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 42-23487
Numéro de série: 9349
Año de Construcción: 1943
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 18 / Ocupantes: 18
Total:Fatalidades: 22 / Ocupantes: 22
Daños en la Aeronave: Desaparecido
Consecuencias: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Ubicación:de la costa de Papua New Guinea (   Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Townsville-Garbutt Airfield, QLD (TSV/YBTL), Australia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Gurney Airfield (No. 1 Strip, Fall River) (GUR/AYGN), Papúa Nueva Guinea
A Douglas C-47A went missing on a flight from Townsville-Garbutt Airfield, Australia to Gurney Airfield (No. 1 Strip, Fall River). Papua New Guinea. En route weather included periods of rainfall and an area with cumulonimbus peaks to 18-20,000 feet.
The aircraft was last heard from by Horn Island Radio when the crew attempted to contact Milne Bay by radio. There was no reply from Milne Bay.

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


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Townsville-Garbutt Airfield, QLD to Gurney Airfield (No. 1 Strip, Fall River) as the crow flies is 1062 km (663 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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  • 509th loss
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