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Last updated: 17 January 2022
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Datum:Montag 2 Juli 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: KN344
Werknummer: 32660/15912
Baujahr: 1945
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von Samarai Island (   Papua Neuguinea)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Townsville-Garbutt Airfield, QLD (TSV/YBTL), Australien
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
Crashed due to bad weather. Aboard was freight for the Royal Australian Navy.
The airplane operated on a cargo flight from Mascot Airport, Australia to Momote Airfield, PNG with en route stops at Townsville-Garbutt Airfield and an airfield in the Milne Bay area.
Crew:
Pilot F/Lt Charles Raymond Kerferd Young, 425802 RAAF (KIA)
Navigator F/O Frederick Dunlop Rutledge, 426164 RAAF (KIA)
Radio W/O Kenneth Clement Bevan, 1140088 RAF (KIA).

Informationsquelle:
» pacificwrecks.com


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