Accident Douglas C-47B-25-DK (DC-3) X-3, Saturday 31 March 1962
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Date:Saturday 31 March 1962
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47B-25-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Koninklijke Luchtmacht - Klu (Royal Netherl. Air Force)
Registration: X-3
MSN: 32632/15884
Year of manufacture:1945
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:E off Sorong-Jefman Airport (SOQ) -   Indonesia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Manokwari-Rendani Airport (MKW/WASR)
Destination airport:Sorong-Jefman Airport (SOQ/WASS)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
The C-47 transport plane departed Rendani Airport (MKW) on a flight to Sorong (SOQ). En route the crew encountered thunderstorms and it appeared that the weather at Sorong had also deteriorated. A cloud base of 500 feet was reported. A few other aircraft had landed ahead of X-3.
The crew were not able to locate the airport and fuel shortage forced them to ditch the plane off shore.

Sources:

De Vliegende Hollander / nr. 6, juni 1962

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