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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Date:Monday 17 September 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-49914
MSN: 27175/15730
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Atsugi (   Japan)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Okinawa-Motobu Airstrip, Japan
Destination airport:Atsugi NAS (NJA/RJTA), Japan
The C-47B transport plane, with at least 5 on board, departed Motobu Strip, Okinawa enroute to Atsugi, Japan.
Prevailing weather conditions forced the pilot to proceed on instruments through the overcast. The airplane impacted the side of a mountain south of Atsugi.



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Okinawa-Motobu Airstrip to Atsugi NAS as the crow flies is 1460 km (912 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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