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Last updated: 26 May 2020
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Date:Sunday 1 October 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-92062
C/n / msn: 11821
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Total:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Humboldt Bay (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Cyclops Airfield, Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Finschhafen Airport (FIN), Papua New Guinea
Narrative:
Crashed at Humboldt Bay, Papua New Guinea. The aircraft operated on a flight from Cyclops Field to Finschhafen.

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


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Distance from Cyclops Airfield to Finschhafen Airport as the crow flies is 923 km (577 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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