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Last updated: 9 December 2019
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Date:Thursday 6 September 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-35-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-23860
C/n / msn: 9722
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 26
Total:Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 30
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:near San Jancinico Strait (   Philippines)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tacloban Airport (TAC/RPVA), Philippines
Destination airport:Manila-Nichols Air Base (MNL/RPLL), Philippines
Narrative:
Missing during a flight from APO 72 to APO 75. The airplane reportedly blew up in midair.

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


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Distance from Tacloban Airport to Manila-Nichols Air Base as the crow flies is 564 km (353 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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Douglas DC-3

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