ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3) 41-18598 Port Moresby-Wards Airfield
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Date:Tuesday 12 January 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-18598
MSN: 4723
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Port Moresby-Wards Airfield (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
USAAF Douglas C-47s 41-38667 (msn 6050) and 41-18598 (msn 4723) were involved in a ground collision at Port Moresby-Wards Airfield. 41-38667 was repaired and crashed a few days later at Wau, while the fate of 41-18598 is unknown. It was officially condemned on December 1, 1943 after an accident.



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