Vliegtuigongeval op 14 DEC 1943 met Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3) A65-3 - Turtle Head Island, QLD
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Datum:dinsdag 14 december 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registratie: A65-3
Constructienummer: 9012
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 11
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 14
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:1,5 km (0.9 mijl) S van Turtle Head Island, QLD (   Australië)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Cooktown Airport, QLD (CTN/YCKN), Australië
Vliegveld van aankomst:Horn Island Airport, QLD (HID/YHID), Australië
The C-47 transport plane ditched after suffering an engine failure in flight.
The airplane operated on a flight from Cooktown to Horn Island, both in Queensland, Australia. There were eleven passengers and three crew members on board with 660 gallons of fuel and 6046 lb (2740 kg) of cargo. This caused the plane to be 1206 lb (550 kg) overloaded. En route the left hand engine failed but the prop was not feathered, causing excessive drag. The plane was ditched 40 miles from the destination.

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Cooktown Airport, QLD en Horn Island Airport, QLD bedraagt 622 km (389 miles).

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