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Last updated: 15 June 2021
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Datum:Donnerstag 18 Mai 1944
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: 39073
Werknummer: 10093
Baujahr: 1943
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 23 / Insassen: 23
Sachschaden: Vermisst
Konsequenzen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Unfallort:between Torokina and Guadalcanal (   Pacific Ocean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Cape Torokina Airfield, Papua Neuguinea
Flug nach:Guadalcanal Airport (GSI), Salomon Inseln
Unfallbericht:
A Douglas R4D-5 Navy transport plane went missing en route between Cape Torokina Airfield, PNG and Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands.
The airplane took off at 10:08 with 23 persons plus 1,300 pounds of mail aboard. The last radio contact with the aircraft was at the time of takeoff. Weather was poor with moderate rain showers reducing visibility from six miles to one mile.

Informationsquelle:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» PacificWrecks.com


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