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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 18 January 1943
Time:09:12
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: 41-38667
C/n / msn: 6050
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Wau Airport (WUG) (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Port Moresby (unknown airport), Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Wau Airport (WUG/AYWU), Papua New Guinea
Narrative:
A group of of ten C-47s took off from from Port Moresby transporting personnel to Wau Airfield.
Third to land, C-47 41-38667 approached too low and clipped trees. It crashed 250 meters from the northern end of the runway.

Sources:
» pacificwrecks.com


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