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Last updated: 26 January 2022
Date:Wednesday 19 September 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: A65-6
MSN: 9287
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 240 km E off Tarakan, Indonesia (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Tarakan-Juwata Airport (TRK/WALR), Indonesia
Destination airport:Pitu/Morotai Island Airport (OTI/WAMR), Indonesia
The airplane was ditched in the Celebes Sea following severe control problems in flight.

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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 Tarakan-Juwata Airport to Pitu/Morotai Island Airport as the crow flies is 1198 km (748 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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