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Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:Monday 27 October 1952
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: A65-113
MSN: 33459/16711
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Cronulla, NSW (   Australia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY), Australia
Destination airport:Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY), Australia
Narrative:
The aircraft was engaged on CSIRO rain-making experiments off the coast and took off from Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD) at 10:34. It crashed into Botany Bay.

Sources:
» BAAA-ACRO
» The Canberra Times Tuesday 28 October 1952


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