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Accident description
Last updated: 21 February 2018
Date:Saturday 27 March 1943
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)
Departure airport:Brisbane-Archerfield Airport, QLD (YBAF), Australia
Destination airport:Sydney (unknown airport), NSW, Australia
Crashed into wooded country shortly after takeoff.

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