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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 16 June 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53 Skytrooper (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-20069
C/n / msn: 4839
First flight: 1941
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Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:Pacific Ocean (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI (HIK), United States of America
Destination airport:Palmyra Island Atoll-Cooper Airport (PLPA), U.S. Minor Outlying Islands
Narrative:
Missing.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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Distance from Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI to Palmyra Island Atoll-Cooper Airport as the crow flies is 1763 km (1102 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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