Accident
Last updated: 25 October 2014
Estado:Preliminar
Fecha:sábado 31 marzo 1962
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-25-DK (DC-3)
Operador:Koninklijke Luchtmacht - Klu (Royal Netherl. Air Force)
Registración: X-3
Numéro de série: 15884/32632
Año de Construcción: 1945
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:E off Sorong-Jefman Airport (SOQ) (   Indonesia)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Manokwari-Rendani Airport (MKW/WASR), Indonesia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Sorong-Jefman Airport (SOQ/WASS), Indonesia
Descripción:
The C-47 transport plane departed Rendani Airport (MKW) on a flight to Sorong (SOQ). En route the crew encountered thunderstorms and it appeared that the weather at Sorong had also deteriorated. A cloud base of 500 feet was reported. A few other aircraft had landed ahead of X-3.
The crew were not able to locate the airport and fuel shortage forced them to ditch the plane off shore.


Fuentes:
» De Vliegende Hollander / nr. 6, juni 1962


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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 Manokwari-Rendani Airport to Sorong-Jefman Airport as the crow flies is 324 km (203 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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