Airplane Crash - Near Mossman, Queensland, Australia 09/07/1944

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Mossman, Queensland, Australia


Date09/07/1944
LocationNear Mossman, Queensland, Australia
OperatorMilitary - Royal Netherlands East Indies Air Force
RouteMerauke -- Cairns
TypeC-47 Dakota DT-941
RegistrationVH-RDK
Aboard20
Fatalities20
Ground0
SummaryThe plane went missing while en route from Merauke to Cairns. The last radio contact was 15 minutes before ETA. A scientifiexpedition found the wreckage in January 1989, 65 km northwest from Cairns at a height of 1,200 meters.

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