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Last updated: 27 September 2021
Fecha:jueves 18 enero 1945
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 43-49871
Numéro de série: 27132/15687
Año de Construcción: 1945
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Tripulación:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:de la costa de Hawaii (   Océano Pacífico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Novato-Hamilton Army Air Field, CA, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Honolulu-John Rodgers Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL), Estados Unidos de América
Lost at sea while being ferried to Australia. It was on delivery to the Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF and would receive the serial A65-72.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Novato-Hamilton Army Air Field, CA to Honolulu-John Rodgers Airport, HI as the crow flies is 3835 km (2397 miles).

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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