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Last updated: 23 March 2019
Date:Saturday 29 November 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-30-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: A65-89
C/n / msn: 32881/16133
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:East Sale, VIC (   Australia)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:East Sale AB, VIC (YMES), Australia
Destination airport:?
The C-47 was reportedly taken on an illegal (joy?) flight and crashed by an RAAF aircraftsman who was not a trained pilot.

» Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site


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