Accident
Last updated: 29 July 2014
Estado:
Fecha:lunes 31 julio 1961
Hora:19:05
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-35-DK (DC-3)
Operador:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registración: A65-106
Numéro de série: 16542/33290
Año de Construcción: 1945
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Total:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 7
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Pearce, WA (   Australia) show on map
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Pearce Airport, WA (YPEA), Australia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Edinburgh RAAF Station, SA (YPED), Australia
Descripción:
Crashed on a hillside shortly after takeoff. The C-47 was returning home after calibrating the Muchea Tracking Station in support of NASA's Mercury space launch project.

Fuentes:
» Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site


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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 Pearce Airport, WA to Edinburgh RAAF Station, SA as the crow flies is 2120 km (1325 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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