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Last updated: 17 June 2019
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Date:Friday 24 November 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-5-CU Commando
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-101046
C/n / msn: 30501
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:South West Pacific (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Biak-Mokmer Airport (BIK/WABB), Indonesia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Flying from Biak to Hollandia, it was last heard from via radio from Hollandia, when it was advised to land due to poor weather. The pilot replied all was clear and that he would proceed, no other contact was established afterwards.

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