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Last updated: 19 January 2022
Date:Friday 1 June 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-5-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: A65-62
MSN: 26000/14555
First flight: 1944
Total airframe hrs:1208
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Longreach Airport, QLD (LRE) (   Australia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Pitu/Morotai Island Airport (OTI/WAMR), Indonesia
Destination airport:Longreach Airport, QLD (LRE/YLRE), Australia
Crashed while on a flight from Morotai to Brisbane-Archerfield via Longreach.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Pitu/Morotai Island Airport to Longreach Airport, QLD as the crow flies is 3302 km (2064 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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