Accident Douglas C-47A-20-DL (DC-3) 42-23487, Wednesday 2 February 1944
ASN logo

Date:Wednesday 2 February 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-20-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-23487
MSN: 9349
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing, written off
Location:off Papua New Guinea -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Townsville-Garbutt Airfield, QLD (TSV/YBTL)
Destination airport:Gurney Airfield (No. 1 Strip, Fall River) (GUR/AYGN)
A Douglas C-47A went missing on a flight from Townsville-Garbutt Airfield, Australia to Gurney Airfield (No. 1 Strip, Fall River). Papua New Guinea. En route weather included periods of rainfall and an area with cumulonimbus peaks to 18-20,000 feet.
The aircraft was last heard from by Horn Island Radio when the crew attempted to contact Milne Bay by radio. There was no reply from Milne Bay.


The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


Revision history:


The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314