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Last updated: 2 June 2020
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Date:Saturday 24 April 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-49-DO (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-7694
C/n / msn: 3297
First flight: 1941
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
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Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:between Towsville and Cooktown, QLD (   Australia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Townsville Airport, QLD (TSV/YBTL), Australia
Destination airport:Cooktown Airport, QLD (CTN/YCKN), Australia
Narrative:
Disappeared during a flight in Australia. No further details.
The date has also been reported as April 8, 1943.

Sources:
» pacificwrecks.com


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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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