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Last updated: 20 September 2019
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Datum:Montag 25 September 1944
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-93499
Werknummer: 13417
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Vermisst
Konsequenzen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Unfallort:between Lae and Nadzab (   Papua Neuguinea)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Lae Aerodrome, Papua Neuguinea
Flug nach:Lae-Nadzab Airport (LAE/AYNZ), Papua Neuguinea
Unfallbericht:
The Douglas C-47A transport plane took off from Townsville-Garbutt Airfield, Australia at 11:22 on a flight bound for Nadzab Airfield. The aircraft landed at Lae Airfield at 16:25, then took off for Nadzab (No.1) Airfield at 16:50 but failed to arrive. Last contact was by radio for routine take off clearance. The aircraft was presumed lost somewhere between Lae and Nadzab.

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


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Lae Aerodrome to Lae-Nadzab Airport as the crow flies is 35 km (22 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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