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Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Date:Friday 1 October 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:AURI - Air Force of the Republic of Indonesia
Registration: RI-002
MSN: 20578
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mount Punggur, Lampung (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bandar Lampung-Branti Airport (TKG/WICT), Indonesia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-47A transport plane operated by the Indonesian Air Force went missing during a flight from Bandar Lampung (aka Tanjung Karang) to Bukittinggi, West Sumatra. The airplane reportedly carried 20 kg of gold.
The wreckage was located by a farmer on April 7, 1978.

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