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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 26184
Last updated: 20 October 2021
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Date:26-JAN-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic G21 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-21A Goose
Owner/operator:KNILM
Registration: PK-AFS
MSN: 1081
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kupang, Dutch East Indies -   Indonesia
Phase: En route
Nature:SU
Departure airport:Penfoei Airfield
Destination airport:
Narrative:
My father, Charles Theodoor Weidner and I believe 6 more passengers died in the plane at the above date when shot down by Japanese fighter planes, while on a reconnaissance flight to inspect evacuation area for Kupang civilians in the event of a hostile act of war.

Sources:

Officials who came to inform my mother of the event of his death that day. Would like to receive confirmation as it was not an accident to the best of my recollection. I was 11 at the time.

http://www.hdekker.info/Nieuwe%20map/1940.htm#26.01.1942


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
04-Jun-2009 22:02 Evert Weidner Updated
25-Jan-2011 13:01 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage]
25-Jan-2011 13:04 TB Updated [Source]

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