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Last updated: 1 December 2015
Fecha:sábado 5 mayo 1945
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54E-1-DO (DC-4)
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 44-9043
Numéro de série: 27269
Año de Construcción: 1945
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 15 / Ocupantes: 15
Total:Fatalidades: 21 / Ocupantes: 21
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Manus Island (   Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Lorengau Airfield, Papúa Nueva Guinea
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Biak-Sorido Airfield, Indonesia
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.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Lorengau Airfield to Biak-Sorido Airfield as the crow flies is 1244 km (777 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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