Date & Time: Feb 23, 1942
Operator:
Registration:
41-2446
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Bombing
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Port Moresby - Port Moresby
MSN:
2257
YOM:
1941
Region:
Oceania
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful bombing mission over Rabaul, the crew was returning to his base in Port Moresby when he encountered technical problems en route. The captain decided to reduce his altitude in an attempt to make an emergency landing. The aircraft crash landed in a marshy field and slid for several yards before coming to rest. While all eight occupants were unhurt, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It was recovered in 2006 and later convoyed to the US.
Probable cause:
Technical problem.