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Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Datum:Sonntag 19 Dezember 1943
Zeit:09:20
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 43-30742
Werknummer: 13893
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 27 / Insassen: 27
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 31 / Insassen: 31
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:2 km (1.3 Meilen) N of Canal Creek, QLD (   Australien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Townsville Airport, QLD (TSV/YBTL), Australien
Flug nach:Brisbane-Archerfield Airport, QLD (YBAF), Australien
Unfallbericht:
The C-47 disintegrated and crashed some two hours after departure from Townsville-Garbutt Airfield. The airplane was part of the Allied Directorate of Air Transport (ADAT) fleet with call sign VH-CHR.

Informationsquelle:
» Peter Dunn's Australia @ war


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Distance from Townsville Airport, QLD to Brisbane-Archerfield Airport, QLD as the crow flies is 1118 km (699 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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