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Last updated: 21 September 2018
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Date:Friday 7 July 1944
Time:09:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-5-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: A65-37
C/n / msn: 12349
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lae-Nadzab Airport (LAE) (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Lae-Nadzab Airport (LAE/AYNZ), Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
During takeoff the undercarriage was raised prematurely. The airplane fell back onto the runway.

Sources:
» Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site


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