Flugunfall 29 JUL 1947 einer Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3) VT-CLA - Yogyakarta
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Datum:Dienstag 29 Juli 1947
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Orissa State Government
Kennzeichen: VT-CLA
Werknummer: 26916/15471
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 6
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 9
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:3 km (1.9 Meilen) S of Yogyakarta (   Indonesien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Singapore (unknown airport), Singapur
Flug nach:Yogyakarta-Maguwo Airport (JOG/WARJ), Indonesien
The DC-3 plane VT-CLA was chartered by Indonesian Government for carrying medical Malaysian Red Cross supplies. The airplane was shot down by an ML-KNIL (Royal Dutch Indies Army) Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter. The aircraft went into a dive, first crashing into a tree then into paddy fields in Ngoto, Bantul. Only its tail remained in one piece.
Dutch authorities claimed that they had not been informed of the flight and that the aircraft carried no Red Cross markings.

» Australian pilot and international crew who died for Indonesia's freedom in 1947
» Indonesian aviation 1945 -1950 / by Jos Heyman, Riverton, Australia, November 2005


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