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Accident description
Last updated: 15 December 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 6 July 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-15-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Royal New Zealand Air Force - RNZAF
Registration: NZ3529
C/n / msn: 26650/15205
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Espiritu Santo-Palikulo Field (   Vanuatu)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Espiritu Santo-Palikulo Field, Vanuatu
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-47B transport plane went off the runway during takeoff and came to rest between trees.

Sources:
» The Story of the RNZAF's Douglas C-47
» PacificWrecks.com


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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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