Accident Douglas C-47A-30-DL (DC-3) 42-23713,
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Date:Saturday 12 February 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-30-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-23713
MSN: 9575
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Kerowagi -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Lae-Nadzab Airport (LAE/AYNZ)
Destination airport:
The Douglas C-47A transport plane took off from Nadzab Airfield on a mission to drop supplies over Kerowagi. After making an approach, the pilot realized that it was not Kerowagi and tried to pull up. Despite applying full power, the aircraft continued to settle towards the runway, landing about halfway along, struck a hut with its wing, and went over an embankment, breaking the fuselage, both engines catching fire, crashing at Mingendi Mission just a couple of miles short of Kerowagi.


The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge

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