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Last updated: 21 March 2018
Datum:Mittwoch 12 März 1947
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:ML-KNIL (Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Air Force)
Kennzeichen: VHREZ
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 24 / Insassen: 24
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 26 / Insassen: 26
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:16 km (10 Meilen) NW of Bandung (   Indonesien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Batavia-Kemayoran Airport (JKT), Indonesien
Flug nach:Bandung Airport (BDO/WICC), Indonesien
The Douglas C-47 transport plane impacted the side of a volcano, Mount Burangrang, killing all 26 on board. The aircraft was en route to Bandung but had drifted off course due to strong winds. Flying in adverse weather conditions the crew apparently became disoriented concerning their position until it impacted the mountainside.
The wreckage was found after 23 days.

» ABC (Madrid) 16 March 1947
» El Litoral 15 March 1947, p1


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Batavia-Kemayoran Airport to Bandung Airport as the crow flies is 118 km (74 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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