Accident description
Last updated: 22 December 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 27 March 1943
Time:05:12
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: A65-2
C/n / msn: 6149
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,5 km (0.9 mls) S of Brisbane-Archerfield RAAF Station, QLD (   Australia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Brisbane-Archerfield Airport, QLD (YBAF), Australia
Destination airport:Sydney (unknown airport), NSW, Australia
Narrative:
Crashed into wooded country shortly after takeoff.

Sources:
» Peter Dunn's Australia @ war


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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