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Last updated: 7 June 2020
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Date:Monday 6 March 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-100723
C/n / msn: 19186
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Lagoona, NSW (   Australia)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The plane was ferrying US fighter pilots when it sustained an engine failure and crashed.
The two deceased bailed out of the plane too low in order for the parachute to work properly.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Australia @ War (ozatwar.com)


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