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Last updated: 15 December 2019
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Date:Sunday 21 November 1943
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: 41-18648
C/n / msn: 6009
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:W of Mondo, QLD (   Australia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Rockhampton Airport, QLD (ROK/YBRK), Australia
Destination airport:Brisbane-Archerfield Airport, QLD (YBAF), Australia
Narrative:
Crashed west of Mondo, QLD, Australia. The wreckage was found on June 22, 1948.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» MACR


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Distance from Rockhampton Airport, QLD to Brisbane-Archerfield Airport, QLD as the crow flies is 529 km (330 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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