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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Date:Tuesday 10 August 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-23700
MSN: 9562
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:16 km (10 mls) NE of Terapo (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Port Moresby (unknown airport), Papua New Guinea
The Douglas C-47A was en route to Port Moresby over the southern coast of Papua New Guinea when it collided with another Douglas C-47 ("#168"). The first aircraft made a successful belly landing into a swamp with kunai grass near Terapo. The other C-47 was crash landed at 7-Mile Drome near Port Moresby.



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