Accident Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3) A65-54, Thursday 15 November 1945
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Date:Thursday 15 November 1945
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: A65-54
MSN: 13339
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:near Jacquinot Bay -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Jacquinot Bay Airport (JAQ)
Destination airport:Rabaul-Lakunai Airfield (RAB/AYRB)
Narrative:
Crashed into a 7598 foot (2315 m) mountain peak during a short flight from Jacquinot Bay to Rabaul.

Sources:

Dakota crash premonition / By Bob Piper Military Aviation Research Services. - Air Force, Volume 48, No. 5, April 6, 2006
Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site

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