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Last updated: 20 September 2021
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Date:Wednesday 12 December 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-35-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: A65-107
MSN: 33302/16554
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Wama Airstrip (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
An explosion occurred on the airplane when six ground crew members were attempting to start the engines after a 60 hourly maintenance. An electrical short probably ignited fuel fumes. One of the ground crew members died of his injuries.

Classification:
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site


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