Date & Time: Mar 3, 1942 at 1030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Charter (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Jakarta – Kupang – Darwin – Wyndham – Broome – Port Hedland – Perth
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
En route, the aircraft was shot down by the pilot of a Japanese fighter (Mitsubishi Zero). The crew reduced his altitude in an attempt to make an emergency landing in a field located near Carnot Peak, west of Beagle Bay. Three passengers and a crew member were killed while all eight other occupants were rescued.
Shot down by a Japanese fighter.