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Last updated: 22 June 2021
Datum:zaterdag 10 februari 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 43-16015
Constructienummer: 20481
Bouwjaar: 1944
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Totaal:slachtoffers: 10 / inzittenden: 10
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Nichols Field (   Filippijnen)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Dulag Airfield, Filippijnen
Vliegveld van aankomst:Angeles City-Clark Field (CRK/RPMK), Filippijnen
The Douglas C-47A transport plane was en route from Leyte-Dulag Airstrip to Clark Field when it flew into an active battle zone near Nichols Field. It flew at an altitude between 500 and 1000 feet and was hit by Japanese anti-aircraft fire. The wing broke off and the airplane crashed.
The pilot may have entered the battle zone on purpose as he made remarks on the day of the accident that he wanted to take photos of the battle scene.

» Among Heroes: Tales of the Jungle Skippers / By Philip Brinson
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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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 Dulag Airfield en Angeles City-Clark Field bedraagt 670 km (419 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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