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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Date:Tuesday 10 February 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-30-DK (DC-3)
Operator:KLM Interinsulair Bedrijf
Registration: PK-REA
C/n / msn: 33128/16380
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Padalarang (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bandung Airport (BDO/WICC), Indonesia
Destination airport:Batavia Airport (JKT), Indonesia


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De vliegramp bij Padalarang. Overzicht van de plaats des onheils.

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 Bandung Airport to Batavia Airport as the crow flies is 118 km (74 miles).

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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