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Last updated: 18 October 2019
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Date:Friday 23 February 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-16224
C/n / msn: 20690
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Biak, Indonesia (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tacloban Airport (TAC/RPVA), Philippines
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed into the sea.

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


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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 1582nd loss
  • 507th fatal accident
  • 38th worst accident (at the time)
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