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Last updated: 16 December 2019
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Date:Tuesday 14 July 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-60B Lodestar
Operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: VHCAD
C/n / msn: 18-2109
First flight: 1941
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:between Townsville and Cooktown (   Australia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Townsville Airport, QLD (TSV/YBTL), Australia
Destination airport:Cooktown Airport, QLD (CTN/YCKN), Australia
Narrative:
Lost without trace between Townsville and Cooktown

Sources:
» The Lockheed File


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Distance from Townsville Airport, QLD to Cooktown Airport, QLD as the crow flies is 454 km (284 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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