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Datum:Montag 19 März 1945
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: KN343
Werknummer: 32659/15911
Baujahr: 1945
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 24
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 28
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:200 km (125 Meilen) S vom Land entfernt von Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (   Pacific Ocean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Port Moresby-Jackson Field (POM/AYPY), Papua Neuguinea
Flug nach:Townsville-Garbutt Airfield, QLD (TSV/YBTL), Australien
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft ditched into the Coral Sea following a failure of both engines.

Informationsquelle:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Australia @ War (ozatwar.com)


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Distance from Port Moresby-Jackson Field to Townsville-Garbutt Airfield, QLD as the crow flies is 1087 km (680 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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