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Last updated: 7 June 2020
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Date:Sunday 12 August 1945
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: 42-100477
C/n / msn: 18940
First flight: 1943
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Manila-Nielson Field (   Philippines)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Curtiss C-46D Commando, 44-77788 (msn 33184), crashed on takeoff from Manila-Nielson Field, Philippines.
In the accident sequence it apparently hit and damaged two USAAF Douglas C-47A aircraft: 42-100477 (msn 18940) and 42-100622 (msn 19085).

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


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