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Last updated: 27 October 2021
Date:Sunday 31 March 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-7 (DC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 39100
MSN: 32796/16048
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Touho (   New Caledonia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Nouméa-Magenta Airport (GEA/NWWM), New Caledonia
Destination airport:Touho Airport (TOU/NWWU), New Caledonia
Struck a mountain in bad weather conditions.

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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 Nouméa-Magenta Airport to Touho Airport as the crow flies is 205 km (128 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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