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Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 3 March 1942
Time:ca 10:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-194B
Operator:KNILM-Kon. Nederlandsch-Indische Luchtvaart Maatschappij
Registration: PK-AFV
C/n / msn: 1965
First flight: 1937
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Carnot Bay, WA (   Australia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bandung Airport (BDO/WICC), Indonesia
Destination airport:Broome Airport, WA (BME/YBRM), Australia
Narrative:
Three Japanese Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero aircraft returning to base after attacking Broome fired at the aircraft which force landed at Carnot Bay, 90 km N of Broome. Three passengers and one crew member (J.F.M. Blaauw, mechanic) died during a following strafing.

Sources:
» Coupar, Anne Robertson: The Smirnoff Story, 1960
» Wills, Juliet: The diamond Dakota Mystery, 2006
» hdekker.info


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Distance from Bandung Airport to Broome Airport, WA as the crow flies is 1999 km (1249 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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