Accident Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3) 42-100717, Tuesday 28 August 1945
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Date:Tuesday 28 August 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-100717
MSN: 19180
Year of manufacture:1943
Fatalities:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing, written off
Location:400 km off Okinawa, Japan -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Laoag Airport (LAO/RPLI)
Destination airport:Okinawa-Naha AFB (AHA)
The C-47A transport plane was en route over sea together with another C-47 heading for Okinawa, Japan.
Some 250 miles from Okinawa both aircraft encountered a storm or squall line. The lead aircraft, 42-100717, went into the clouds and was never seen again. The second plane decided to go around the weather.

It is believed that the plane encountered violent turbulence that put it out of control and caused it to crash at sea.



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