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Last updated: 22 September 2020
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Datum:Donnerstag 12 November 1942
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-50C
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 41-7695
Werknummer: 4083
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von Cooktown, QLD (   Australien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Townsville Airport, QLD (TSV/YBTL), Australien
Flug nach:Cooktown Airport, QLD (CTN/YCKN), Australien
Unfallbericht:
The C-50C, named "The Apple Cart" was attached to the 21 Troop Carrier Squadron, 374th Troop Carrier Group. The aircraft ditched into the sea on a flight from Townsville to Cooktown, Australia. The crew took to a dinghy and were rescued approximately 18 hours later by a passing freighter.



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Distance from Townsville Airport, QLD to Cooktown Airport, QLD as the crow flies is 454 km (284 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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