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WW2 New Guinea Sightseeing Disaster in Hidden Valley/Shangri-La (MSFS)


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In 1945, during WW2, in Dutch New Guinea, a USAAF C-47 Skytrain sightseeing flight went horribly wrong. Intending to over-fly recently discovered beautiful Hidden Valley/ Shangri-La, with its stone age-type natives, the aircraft crashed high in the mountains surrounding the narrow entrance pass into the Valley. Only 3 of the 24 on board survived after an agonising 6 weeks in the jungle. Hope you find this interesting. Cheers.

https://youtu.be/loV3QAwlHVs?si=M7c8uPztl09KVKDN

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I remember those lessons from FSX, don't fly into a valley that you can't get out of and don't fly low into clouds because there can be a mountain there.

Why didn't they map out the place first so they knew what altitude they could safely fly and still get out of it, and that is besides the other glaring mistakes made.

Thanks for the look at this sad day, we continue to learn from the mistakes of others but that is a hard way to become better. Thanks Frank.

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