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Fecha:lunes 19 marzo 1945
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3)
Operador:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registración: KN343
Numéro de série: 32659/15911
Año de Construcción: 1945
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 24
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 28
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:200 km (125 milles) S de la costa de Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (   Océano Pacífico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Port Moresby-Jackson Field (POM/AYPY), Papúa Nueva Guinea
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Townsville-Garbutt Airfield, QLD (TSV/YBTL), Australia
Descripción:
The aircraft ditched into the Coral Sea following a failure of both engines.

Fuentes:
» 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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