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Last updated: 26 May 2020
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Date:Saturday 7 August 1943
Time:05:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-7733
C/n / msn: 4212
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Total:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:SE off Townsville, QLD (   Australia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Townsville Airport, QLD (TSV/YBTL), Australia
Destination airport:Brisbane-Archerfield Airport, QLD (YBAF), Australia
Narrative:
The C-47, part of the Allied Directorate of Air Transport (ADAT) fleet with call sign VH-CCE, crashed into Cleveland Bay.

Sources:
» Peter Dunn's Australia @ war


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Distance from Townsville Airport, QLD to Brisbane-Archerfield Airport, QLD as the crow flies is 1118 km (699 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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