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Last updated: 17 September 2021
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Date:Friday 6 October 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas VC-47H (DC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 17134
MSN: 12283
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Singapore-Paya Lebar Air Base (QPG) (   Singapore)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Singapore-Paya Lebar Air Base (QPG/WSAP), Singapore
Destination airport:Jakarta-Kemayoran Airport (JKT), Indonesia
Narrative:
Crashed and caught fire. Attaché to Indonesia.
Rumour had it that an Air Force officer was flying the aircraft even though he was not qualified and lost control causing the crash.

Sources:
» El Litoral 7 October 1967, p1
» ABC (Madrid) 7 October 1967, p67
» British Pathe


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Distance from Singapore-Paya Lebar Air Base to Jakarta-Kemayoran Airport as the crow flies is 892 km (558 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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