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Last updated: 25 October 2021
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Datum:Sonntag 23 Juli 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: 39090
Werknummer: 13859
Baujahr: 1943
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 14
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 16 / Insassen: 16
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:30 km (18.8 Meilen) W of Kokoda (   Papua Neuguinea)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Cairns Airport, QLD (CNS/YBCS), Australien
Flug nach:Manus Island-Momote Airport (MAS/AYMO), Papua Neuguinea
Unfallbericht:
Struck high ground in the Owen Stanley Range, en route from RAAF Cairns, Australia to Momote, PNG.
The wreckage was discovered in 1970.

Informationsquelle:
» PacificWrecks.com
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Mark Dodge (e-mail, 24-11-2012)


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Distance from Cairns Airport, QLD to Manus Island-Momote Airport as the crow flies is 1652 km (1033 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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