Date & Time: Feb 26, 1942
Type of aircraft:
Douglas DC-3
Operator:
Registration:
PK-AFZ
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Ferry
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
MSN:
1981
YOM:
1937
Country:
Indonesia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a ferry flight to Palembang. While approaching the city, the captain was forced to attempt an emergency landing due to fuel exhaustion. The aircraft crash landed in Tanjung Batu, some 30 km south of Palembang, and was damaged beyond repair. All four occupants were unhurt but captured by Japanese soldiers, jailed and later executed.
Crew:
C. Blaak, pilot,
H. W. Nieuwdorp, copilot,
M. Veenendaal, flight engineer,
P. Pronk, radio operator.
Probable cause:
Fuel exhaustion.