ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47A-30-DK (DC-3) 43-47994 Gumab, Masbate Island
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Date:Saturday 5 January 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-47994
MSN: 25255/13810
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2 km (1.3 mls) off Gumab, Masbate Island (   Philippines)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Angeles City-Clark Field (CRK/RPMK), Philippines
Destination airport:?
Crashed at sea while on a courier mission. Winds were recorded as blowing up to 80 knots in the area where the aircraft crashed.

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