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Datum:dinsdag 9 januari 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-65-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-100479
Constructienummer: 18942
Bouwjaar: 1943
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Biak (   IndonesiŽ)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Biak-Boroekoe Royal Dutch Navy Air Station, IndonesiŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Peleliu Airfield, Palau
The C-47A transport plane took off from Boroekoe Airfield on Biak on a flight bound for Peleliu Airfield.
Weather was a heavy overcast with a ceiling at 1,000'. Elsewhere, the sky was clear. After take off, the airplane made a turn to the right instead of the left with the rest of the formation.
The wreckage was located on March 11, 1945 in a swamp on the north side of Biak.

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


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Biak-Boroekoe Royal Dutch Navy Air Station en Peleliu Airfield bedraagt 927 km (580 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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