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Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Datum:Sonntag 1 Oktober 1944
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-92062
Werknummer: 11821
Baujahr: 1943
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 20 / Insassen: 20
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 24 / Insassen: 24
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Humboldt Bay (   Papua Neuguinea)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Cyclops Airfield, Papua Neuguinea
Flug nach:Finschhafen Airport (FIN), Papua Neuguinea
Unfallbericht:
Crashed at Humboldt Bay, Papua New Guinea. The aircraft operated on a flight from Cyclops Field to Finschhafen.

Informationsquelle:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
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Distance from Cyclops Airfield to Finschhafen Airport as the crow flies is 923 km (577 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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