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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 30 May 1945
Time:ca 09:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-28-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 44-76406
C/n / msn: 32738/15990
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Drewin (   Cote d'Ivoire)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC/DGAA), Ghana
Destination airport:Monrovia-Roberts International Airport (ROB/GLRB), Liberia
Narrative:
Crashed into sea after transmitting an emergency message.

Sources:
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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Distance from Accra-Kotoka Airport to Monrovia-Roberts International Airport as the crow flies is 1124 km (703 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 1902nd loss
  • 553rd fatal accident
  • 38th worst accident (at the time)
  • 202nd worst accident (currently)
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 Cote d'Ivoire
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  • 3rd worst accident (currently)
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