Accident Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3) 43-49788, Sunday 13 May 1945
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Date:Sunday 13 May 1945
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-49788
MSN: 27049/15604
Year of manufacture:1945
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 23
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Irian Jaya -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
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Destination airport:
Narrative:
Flew into the side of a mountain at an elevation of 7000 ft. (2100 m). Three survivors were picked up nearly two weeks after the accident.

Sources:

USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher

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