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Last updated: 27 May 2020
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Date:Tuesday 16 November 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-23589
C/n / msn: 9451
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Carnarvon Gorge, QLD (   Australia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Brisbane-Archerfield Airport, QLD (YBAF), Australia
Narrative:
Took off from Darwin on a flight bound for Brisbane. Flew into a violent electrical storm and crashed at Carnarvon Gorge and everyone died in the crash.

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Douglas DC-3

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  • 407th loss
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