ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47B-30-DK (DC-3) NZ3540 Pitu/Morotai Island Airport (OTI)
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Date:Sunday 9 September 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-30-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Royal New Zealand Air Force - RNZAF
Registration: NZ3540
MSN: 32896/16148
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Pitu/Morotai Island Airport (OTI) (   Indonesia)
Phase: Standing (STD)
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Destination airport:-
Two C-47 transport aircraft (NZ3540 and NZ3534) were parked on the ground at Morotai Airport. A USAAF B-24 Liberator struck both aircraft, almost tearing away the entire nose sections.
NZ3534 (msn 32693/15945) was repaired, NZ3540 was considered damaged beyond repair.

Ground collision
Damaged on the ground

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