Accident Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3) 41-38667, Monday 18 January 1943
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Date:Monday 18 January 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-38667
MSN: 6050
Year of manufacture:1942
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Wau Airport (WUG) -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Port Moresby (unknown airport)
Destination airport:Wau Airport (WUG/AYWU)
A group of ten C-47s took off from Port Moresby transporting personnel to Wau Airfield.
Third to land, C-47 41-38667 approached too low and clipped trees. It crashed 250 meters from the northern end of the runway.


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