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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
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Date:Friday 13 April 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-15-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-108879
C/n / msn: 12638
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bankstown Airport, NSW (BWU) (   Australia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Bankstown Airport, NSW (BWU/YSBK), Australia
Narrative:
Made a heavy landing at Bankstown and overshot runway 29, killing the flight engineer. The pilot was 2nd Lt George C. Fitzpatrick.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» adastron.com
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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