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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 4 February 1944
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: 42-24418
C/n / msn: 13789
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:between Tontouta and Espiritu Santo (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nouméa-Tontouta Airport (NOU/NWWW), New Caledonia
Destination airport:Espirítu Santo (unknown airfield), Vanuatu
Narrative:
Missing between Tontouta and Espiritu Santo, Pacific Ocean.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» usaafdata.com


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