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Last updated: 27 May 2020
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Date:Wednesday 10 October 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-20-CU Commando
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 44-78490
C/n / msn: 22313
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-75
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:22 km (13.8 mls) N of Boana (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Biak-Mokmer Airport (BIK/WABB), Indonesia
Destination airport:Finschhafen Airport (FIN), Papua New Guinea
Narrative:
Crashed at 11.000 feet on the north face of Sarwaged Mountain range in poor weather.

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Distance from Biak-Mokmer Airport to Finschhafen Airport as the crow flies is 1428 km (893 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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