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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 16 May 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-5-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: A65-33
C/n / msn: 12359
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Port Moresby-Wards Airfield (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Port Moresby-Wards Airfield, Papua New Guinea
Narrative:
The C-47 was landing at Port Moresby-Wards Airfield when it swung to starboard and struck a bank. It appeared that the tail wheel was unlocked on landing.

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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