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Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Datum:Dienstag 28 August 1945
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-100717
Werknummer: 19180
Baujahr: 1943
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 14
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 19 / Insassen: 19
Sachschaden: Vermisst
Konsequenzen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Unfallort:400 km (250 Meilen) vom Land entfernt von Okinawa, Japan (   Pacific Ocean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Laoag Airport (LAO/RPLI), Philippinen
Flug nach:Okinawa-Naha AFB (AHA), Japan
Unfallbericht:
The C-47A transport plane was en route over sea together with another C-47 heading for Okinawa, Japan.
Some 250 miles from Okinawa both aircraft encountered a storm or squall line. The lead aircraft, 42-100717, went into the clouds and was never seen again. The second plane decided to go around the weather.

Probable Cause:

It is believed that the plane encountered violent turbulence that put it out of control and caused it to crash at sea.

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