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Date:Tuesday 4 December 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-11-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-49262
MSN: 26523/15078
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:at an unknown location (   Unknown country)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Monrovia-Roberts International Airport (ROB/GLRB), Liberia
Destination airport:Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC/DGAA), Ghana
Narrative:
Missing off African coast.

Sources:
» San Bernardino Sun 20 February 1946, p6
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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Distance from Monrovia-Roberts International Airport to Accra-Kotoka Airport as the crow flies is 1124 km (703 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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