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Last updated: 25 June 2019
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Date:Monday 12 March 1945
Time:ca 12:35
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: 42-100455
C/n / msn: 18918
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Tanauan Airfield (   Philippines)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tanauan Airfield, Philippines
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Douglas C-47A transport plane took off at 12:33 from Tanauan Airfield, Philippines on a mission to deliver supplies to guerrilla forces including fuel, radio equipment and rations.
Weather was broken cumulus, base 2,000' - 7,000' visibility of 12 miles, improving. After takeoff there was no further communication and when it failed to return, was declared missing. The C-47 had crashed within 10-12 minutes after takeoff in the jungle but was only located in May 1989.

Sources:
» MACR 14323
» pacificwrecks.com


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