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Last updated: 13 October 2015
Datum:Mittwoch 10 Oktober 1945
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-20-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 44-78490
Werknummer: 22313
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-75
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:22 km (13.8 Meilen) N of Boana (   Papua Neuguinea)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Biak-Mokmer Airport (BIK/WABB), Indonesien
Flug nach:Finschhafen Airport (FIN), Papua Neuguinea
Crashed at 11.000 feet on the north face of Sarwaged Mountain range in poor weather.



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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 Biak-Mokmer Airport to Finschhafen Airport as the crow flies is 1428 km (893 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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