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Last updated: 27 May 2020
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Date:Thursday 7 December 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-65-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-100461
C/n / msn: 18924
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:between Biak and Morotai (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Biak-Mokmer Airport (BIK/WABB), Indonesia
Destination airport:Pitu/Morotai Island Airport (OTI/WAMR), Indonesia
Narrative:
The C-47 transport plane took off from Biak-Mokmer at 05:05 and did not arrive at the destination, Morotai.

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Distance from Biak-Mokmer Airport to Pitu/Morotai Island Airport as the crow flies is 933 km (583 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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