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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 6 February 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-5 (DC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 12434
C/n / msn: 9617
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Telin Island, Russell Islands (   Solomon Islands)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Stalled shortly after takeoff and crashed.

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher


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Douglas DC-3

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  • 509th loss
  • 162nd fatal accident
  • 10th worst accident (at the time)
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