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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 16 November 1943
Time:ca 15:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-5-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-23420
C/n / msn: 9282
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2,4 km (1.5 mls) SSE of Rewan Homestead, QLD (   Australia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Cloncurry Airport, QLD (CNJ/YCCY), Australia
Destination airport:Brisbane-Archerfield Airport, QLD (YBAF), Australia
Narrative:
The aircraft broke up in mid-air in a violent storm over Rewan Station, south of Springsure, Queensland, Australia. All 19 occupants, five Americans and fourteen Australians, died in the crash.

Classification:

Loss of control

Sources:
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Distance from Cloncurry Airport, QLD to Brisbane-Archerfield Airport, QLD as the crow flies is 1476 km (923 miles).

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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 400th loss
  • 131st fatal accident
  • 14th worst accident (at the time)
  • 255th worst accident (currently)
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