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Accident description
Last updated: 26 September 2016
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Date:Monday 12 December 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-5-DK (DC-3C)
Operator:Airlines of New South Wales
Registration: VH-INI
C/n / msn: 12252
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:21 km (13.1 mls) E off South Head, Sydney, NSW (   Australia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY), Australia
Destination airport:Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY), Australia
Narrative:
The DC-3C had departed Sydney for a pilot training flight, but failed to return. Some floating wreckage was found and recovered off Sydney.


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