ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3) 43-16343 between Tacloban and Palau
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Date:Monday 27 November 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-16343
MSN: 20809
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:between Tacloban and Palau (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Tacloban Airport (TAC/RPVA), Philippines
Destination airport:Angaur Airstrip, Palau
Missing during a flight from Tacloban, Philippines and Angaur, Palau.



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Distance from Tacloban Airport to Angaur Airstrip as the crow flies is 1104 km (690 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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 1295th loss
  • 440th fatal accident
  • 29th worst accident (at the time)
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