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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 14 January 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-100679
C/n / msn: 19142
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:between Florida and Puerto Rico (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:West Palm Beach-Morrison AAF, FL (PBI/KPBI), United States of America
Destination airport:Borinquen AAF (BQN/TJBQ), Puerto Rico
Narrative:
Ditched. At least one fatality.
The airplane operated on a delivery flight to Algiers, Algeria.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» MACR


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Distance from West Palm Beach-Morrison AAF, FL to Borinquen AAF as the crow flies is 1601 km (1001 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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