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Last updated: 6 July 2020
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Datum:Mittwoch 20 Oktober 1943
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-40-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-23965
Werknummer: 9827
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 15 / Insassen: 15
Sachschaden: Vermisst
Konsequenzen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Unfallort:NNE off Palmyra Island Atoll (   Pacific Ocean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI (HIK), USA
Flug nach:Palmyra Island Atoll-Cooper Airport (PLPA),
Unfallbericht:
Missing en route Palmyra Island. The last reported position was 80 km NNE of Palmyra Island, while flying on top of overcast.

Informationsquelle:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
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Distance from Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI to Palmyra Island Atoll-Cooper Airport as the crow flies is 1763 km (1102 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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Douglas DC-3

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  • 369th loss
  • 127th Fataler Unfall
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