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Last updated: 26 May 2020
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Date:Friday 8 June 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-49762
C/n / msn: 27023/15578
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:between Tacloban and Sansapor (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tacloban Airport (TAC/RPVA), Philippines
Destination airport:Sansapor Airfield, Indonesia
Narrative:
Missing en route from APO 72 (Tacloban, Philippines) to APO 159 (Sansapor Airfield, Indonesia).

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» MACR


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Tacloban Airport to Sansapor Airfield as the crow flies is 1510 km (943 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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