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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Date:Monday 6 March 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-24228
MSN: 10090
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:between Nadzab and Saidor (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Nadzab No. 4 Airfield (Newton Field), Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Saidor Airport (SDI), Papua New Guinea
Crashed in sea after running into adverse weather conditions near Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
The aircraft operated on a flight from Nadzab No. 4 Airfield (Newton Field).

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


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Douglas DC-3

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  • 558th loss
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