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Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Estado:
Fecha:martes 28 agosto 1945
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 42-100717
Numéro de série: 19180
Año de Construcción: 1943
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 14 / Ocupantes: 14
Total:Fatalidades: 19 / Ocupantes: 19
Daños en la Aeronave: Desaparecido
Consecuencias: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Ubicación:400 km (250 milles) de la costa de Okinawa, Japan (   Océano Pacífico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Laoag Airport (LAO/RPLI), Filipinas
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Okinawa-Naha AFB (AHA), Japón
Descripción:
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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