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Last updated: 16 January 2022
Fecha:jueves 7 septiembre 1944
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Operador:ML-KNIL (Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Air Force)
Registración: DT-941
Numéro de série: 12880
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 16 / Ocupantes: 16
Total:Fatalidades: 20 / Ocupantes: 20
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:12,3 km (7.7 milles) NW of Mossman, QLD (   Australia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Merauke-Mopah Airport (MKQ/WAKK), Indonesia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Cairns Airport, QLD (CNS/YBCS), Australia
The plane went missing while en route from Merauke to Cairns. The last radio contact was 15 minutes before ETA. A scientific expedition found the wreckage in January 1989, 73 km northwest of Cairns Airport at a height of 1,300 meters.

» 7 September 1944 - Crash of a C-47 Dakota near Mossman / Peter Dunn
» Gedenkrol van de Koninklijke Marine 1939-1962 / H. Floor
» Dr Geoff Monteith (E-mail 17-4-2013)


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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 Merauke-Mopah Airport to Cairns Airport, QLD as the crow flies is 1091 km (682 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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