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Last updated: 23 June 2018
Datum:Mittwoch 26 März 1947
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Marine Luchtvaart Dienst (MLD)
Kennzeichen: W-12
Werknummer: 13210
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Gimbat Station, NT (   Australien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
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During a flight from Sydney to Jakarta, this C-47 was struck by lightning en route over Katherine Gorge. The electric systems failed and radio and navigation equipment were no longer available. The pilot decided to carry out an emergency landing near Gimbat Station.
W-12 was towed to the town of Katherine, and then on towards Darwin through a river bed and jungle. It was finally transferred by ship from Darwin to Sydney to be used by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines as an engine test bed.

» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 The first seventy years Vol.2 / J.M. Gradidge
» Nederlandse marine Dakota omgebouwd tot camper / Pieter van Wijngaarden


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