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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 7 October 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: 39086
C/n / msn: 13855
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Vella Lavella (   Solomon Islands)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Hit mountain top near Vella Lavella.

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 1162nd loss
  • 369th fatal accident
  • 34th worst accident (at the time)
  • 254th worst accident (currently)
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