CRASH LANDING OF A C-47 DAKOTA
AT CAIRNS AIRFIELD, NORTH QLD.
ON 4 JANUARY 1945

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C-47-423 Douglas "Dakota" of the USAAF piloted by Lieutenant Grantz overshot the end of the runway at Cairns Airfield on 4 January 1945 whilst landing due to brake failure. No personnel were injured but the undercarriage of the aircraft was badly damaged.

 

REFERENCES

Operations Record Book for 25 Operational Base Unit RAAF

 

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