Vliegtuigongeval op 31 MAR 1962 met 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:zaterdag 31 maart 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-25-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Koninklijke Luchtmacht - Klu (Royal Netherl. Air Force)
Registratie: X-3
Constructienummer: 32632/15884
Bouwjaar: 1945
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:E off Sorong-Jefman Airport (SOQ) (   Indonesië)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Manokwari-Rendani Airport (MKW/WASR), Indonesië
Vliegveld van aankomst:Sorong-Jefman Airport (SOQ/WASS), Indonesië
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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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 Manokwari-Rendani Airport en Sorong-Jefman Airport bedraagt 324 km (203 miles).

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