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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Date:Wednesday 27 June 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: A65-77
MSN: 32679/15931
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sydney-Mascot Airport, NSW (SYD) (   Australia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Sydney-Mascot Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY), Australia
Destination airport:Melbourne (unknown airport), VIC, Australia
The C-47 did not gain enough height on takeoff from Sydney-Mascot Airport, NSW (SYD). It struck a mound of earth near Cook's River.
The airplane carried the dual civil registration VHCIT.

» Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site
» Argus, Thursday 28 June 1945


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