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Last updated: 9 October 2015
Datum:Freitag 26 November 1943
Zeit:ca 04:15
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-56B-LO Lodestar
Kennzeichen: VH-CAB
Werknummer: 18-2103
Baujahr: 1941
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 11 / Insassen: 11
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 15 / Insassen: 15
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:13 km (8.1 Meilen) von Port Moresby (   Papua Neuguinea)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Port Moresby-Wards Airfield, Papua Neuguinea
Flug nach:Townsville-Garbutt Airfield, QLD (TSV/YBTL), Australien
Flew into the side of a mountain.



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Distance from Port Moresby-Wards Airfield to Townsville-Garbutt Airfield, QLD as the crow flies is 1089 km (680 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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