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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Date:Sunday 30 September 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-5-CU Commando
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 44-77317
MSN: 32713
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Finschhafen Airfield (FIN) (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Finschhafen Airport (FIN), Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:?
Ditched in the sea, after having taken off from Finschhafen Airfield, Papua New Guinea.
All aboard were rescued and returned safely to shore.



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