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Last updated: 21 May 2019
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Datum:maandag 25 september 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-93499
Constructienummer: 13417
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Totaal:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 7
Schade: Vermist
Gevolgen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Plaats:between Lae and Nadzab (   Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Lae Aerodrome, Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea
Vliegveld van aankomst:Lae-Nadzab Airport (LAE/AYNZ), Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea
Beschrijving:
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.

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


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Lae Aerodrome en Lae-Nadzab Airport bedraagt 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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