Date & Time: Jan 24, 1942
Type of aircraft:
Douglas DC-3
Operator:
Registration:
PK-AFW
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
MSN:
1982
YOM:
1937
Country:
Indonesia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route, while performing a cargo flight, the aircraft was shot down over Borneo by the pilot of a Japanese fighter. The crew was able to reduce his altitude in an attempt to make an emergency landing. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair while all three occupants were rescued.
Probable cause:
Shot down by a Japanese fighter.