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Last updated: 24 October 2019
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Date:Wednesday 12 July 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: 17180
C/n / msn: 12778
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Guadalcanal (   Solomon Islands)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Flew into mountain peak on Guadalcanal.

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

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 855th loss
  • 286th fatal accident
  • 43rd worst accident (at the time)
  • 357th worst accident (currently)
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  • 4th worst accident (currently)
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