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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Date:Saturday 17 February 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-5-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: A65-34
MSN: 12250
First flight: 1944
Total airframe hrs:1742
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Nadzab (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Aitape-Tadji Airport (TAJ), Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Aitape-Tadji Airport (TAJ), Papua New Guinea
Crashed when dropping supplies to commandos in the Nadzab area when it got too low in a blind valley. Dual civil registration VHCUF.

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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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