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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Fecha:jueves 18 mayo 1944
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-5 (DC-3)
Operador:United States Navy
Registración: 39073
Numéro de série: 10093
Año de Construcción: 1943
Tripulación:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 23 / Ocupantes: 23
Daños en la Aeronave: Desaparecido
Consecuencias: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Ubicación:between Torokina and Guadalcanal (   Océano Pacífico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Cape Torokina Airfield, Papúa Nueva Guinea
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Guadalcanal Airport (GSI), Islas Salomón
A Douglas R4D-5 Navy transport plane went missing en route between Cape Torokina Airfield, PNG and Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands.
The airplane took off at 10:08 with 23 persons plus 1,300 pounds of mail aboard. The last radio contact with the aircraft was at the time of takeoff. Weather was poor with moderate rain showers reducing visibility from six miles to one mile.

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Douglas DC-3

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  • 685th loss
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