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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 11 March 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: 41-38662
C/n / msn: 6045
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Skindewai (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Douglas C-47 transport plane took off on a mission to drop supplies to support Australian operations in the Mubo area. While dropping supplies over Skindewai, its wing clipped a tree causing the aircraft to crash.

Sources:
» Pacificwrecks.com
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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