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Date:Wednesday 7 October 1942
Time:09:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-111 Super Electra
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 44-83235
MSN: 1443
First flight: 1938
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rockhampton Airport, QLD (ROK) (   Australia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Brisbane-Archerfield Airport, QLD (ACF/YBAF), Australia
Destination airport:Rockhampton Airport, QLD (ROK/YBRK), Australia
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed on landing at Rockhampton Airport. It was destroyed by fire.

The aircraft flew for KNILM in the Netherlands East Indies as PK-AFQ until it was flown to Australia in February 1942, prior to the Japanese invasion of Java. It was taken over by the USAAF in Australia and allocated radio call sign 'VHCXK'.

Sources:
» ozatwar.com


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Distance from Brisbane-Archerfield Airport, QLD to Rockhampton Airport, QLD as the crow flies is 529 km (331 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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