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Last updated: 28 January 2022
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Datum:Dienstag 14 Dezember 1943
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Kennzeichen: A65-3
Werknummer: 9012
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 11
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 14
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,5 km (0.9 Meilen) S vom Land entfernt von Turtle Head Island, QLD (   Australien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Cooktown Airport, QLD (CTN/YCKN), Australien
Flug nach:Horn Island Airport, QLD (HID/YHID), Australien
Unfallbericht:
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.

Informationsquelle:
» Pacificwrecks.com
» Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Cooktown Airport, QLD to Horn Island Airport, QLD as the crow flies is 622 km (389 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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