Flugunfall 31 MAR 1962 einer Douglas C-47B-25-DK (DC-3) X-3 - Sorong-Jefman Airport (SOQ)
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Datum:Samstag 31 Mrz 1962
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-25-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Koninklijke Luchtmacht - Klu (Royal Netherl. Air Force)
Kennzeichen: X-3
Werknummer: 32632/15884
Baujahr: 1945
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:E off Sorong-Jefman Airport (SOQ) (   Indonesien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Manokwari-Rendani Airport (MKW/WASR), Indonesien
Flug nach:Sorong-Jefman Airport (SOQ/WASS), Indonesien
The C-47 transport plane departed Rendani Airport (MKW) on a flight to Sorong (SOQ). En route the crew encountered thunderstorms and it appeared that the weather at Sorong had also deteriorated. A cloud base of 500 feet was reported. A few other aircraft had landed ahead of X-3.
The crew were not able to locate the airport and fuel shortage forced them to ditch the plane off shore.

» De Vliegende Hollander / nr. 6, juni 1962


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Distance from Manokwari-Rendani Airport to Sorong-Jefman Airport as the crow flies is 324 km (203 miles).

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