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Accident description
Last updated: 17 August 2018
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Date:Friday 18 August 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: 41-38584
C/n / msn: 4533
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:between Maiduguri and Geneina. (   Nigeria)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Maiduguri Airport (MIU/DNMA), Nigeria
Destination airport:Geneina Airport (EGN/HSCN), Sudan
Narrative:
Missing in service en route Maiduguri, Nigeria to Geneina, Sudan.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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Distance from Maiduguri Airport to Geneina Airport as the crow flies is 1027 km (642 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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