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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 28 January 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-112
Operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: A30-8
MSN: 1291
First flight: 1934
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:N off Flores Island (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Surabaya Airport (SUB/WARR), Indonesia
Destination airport:Kupang-El Tari Airport (KOE/WATT), Indonesia
Shot down over the Sumba Strait, en route Surabaya-Kupang. All four crew members survived.

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Distance from Surabaya Airport to Kupang-El Tari Airport as the crow flies is 1230 km (769 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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