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Last updated: 17 October 2019
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Date:Sunday 5 September 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-23711
C/n / msn: 9573
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:24 km (15 mls) off Espirítu Santo (   Vanuatu)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Espirítu Santo-Pekoa Airport (SON/NVSS), Vanuatu
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed into the sea, 15 miles from Espirítu Santo Airport, Vanuatu.

Sources:
» usaafdata.com
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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