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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 11 January 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-18573
C/n / msn: 4698
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:between Tontouta & Espiritu Santo (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nouméa-La Tontouta International Airport (NOU/NWWW), New Caledonia
Destination airport:Espirítu Santo (unknown airfield), Vanuatu
Narrative:
Lost between Tontouta & Espiritu Santo.

Sources:
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