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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 8 January 1943
Time:17:15
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
C/n / msn: 1373
First flight: 1935
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cooktown Airport, QLD (CTN) (   Australia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Cooktown Airport, QLD (CTN/YCKN), Australia
Narrative:
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.

Sources:
» Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site


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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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