ASN Aircraft accident Douglas DC-2-171 A30-13 Cooktown Airport, QLD (CTN)
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Date:Friday 8 January 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-171
Operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: A30-13
MSN: 1373
First flight: 1935
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cooktown Airport, QLD (CTN) (   Australia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Cooktown Airport, QLD (CTN/YCKN), Australia
The pilot executed a go around at Cooktown Airport, QLD (CTN), Australia. The DC-2 then stalled 10 feet above runway, causing the starboard wing to contact the runway first, resulting in a groundloop.
The aircraft operated on a flight from Dibrugarh, Assam.

Loss of control

» Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site


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