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Last updated: 26 May 2020
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Date:Saturday 1 April 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-18568
C/n / msn: 4693
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) from Dobodura No. 7 (Kenney, Girua) Airstrip (PNP) (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Dobodura No. 7 (Kenney, Girua) Airstrip (PNP/AYGR), Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed shortly after takeoff from Dobodura No. 7 Airstrip, Papua New Guinea.

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


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