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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Datum:Freitag 22 Juni 1945
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 43-16230
Werknummer: 20696
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Irian Jaya (   Indonesien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Merauke-Mopah Airport (MKQ/WAKK), Indonesien
Flug nach:Biak (unknown airport), Indonesien
The C-47B transport plane departed Australia carrying passengers returning from leave and a cargo of fresh food. The airplane landed at Merauke Airfield in the evening and took off again at roughly 21:40 hours, bound for Biak. That night, there were stratocumulus cloud cover to 12,000' with 6-8/10 cover and intermittent rains. Last radio contact was at 22:40. The aircraft failed to arrive at Biak and searches were fruitless.
On March 2, 1962 the wreckage of this C-47 was discovered on a mountain peak at 12,000 feet.

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


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