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Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Datum:Samstag 5 Mai 1945
Zeit:22:26
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54E-1-DO (DC-4)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 44-9043
Werknummer: 27269
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 15 / Insassen: 15
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 21 / Insassen: 21
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Manus Island (   Papua Neuguinea)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Lorengau Airfield, Papua Neuguinea
Flug nach:Biak-Sorido Airfield, Indonesien
Unfallbericht:
The Skymaster departed Sorido Airstrip. After takeoff the pilot did not turn away to clear rising terrain. The aircraft flew into a bluff at an elevation of about 500 feet (150 m). It was deemed possible that the flaps were retracted too soon after takeoff.

Informationsquelle:
» Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» PacificWrecks.com


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Distance from Lorengau Airfield to Biak-Sorido Airfield as the crow flies is 1244 km (777 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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