Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 18 April 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 21 October 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK
Operator:Orissa State Government
Registration: VT-CLA
C/n / msn: 15471/26916
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) from Yogyakarta (   Indonesia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Singapore (unknown airport), Singapore
Destination airport:Yogyakarta-Maguwo Airport (JOG/WARJ), Indonesia
Narrative:
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.
Dutch authorities claimed that they had not been informed of the flight and that the aircraft carried no Red Cross markings.


Sources:
» Indonesian aviation 1945 -1950 / by Jos Heyman, Riverton, Australia, November 2005


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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