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Last updated: 15 June 2019
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Date:Sunday 2 April 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-15-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-92815
C/n / msn: 12657
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:Pacific Ocean (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fairfield-Suisun AAB, CA (SUU/KSUU), United States of America
Destination airport:Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI (HIK), United States of America
Narrative:
Missing during a flight from Fairfield, CA to Honolulu, HI. The airplane departed at 02:37 GCT and last radio contact was at 08:05 GCT.
The search for the missing airplane was discontinued on April 9.

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» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» MACR


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Distance from Fairfield-Suisun AAB, CA to Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI as the crow flies is 3890 km (2431 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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