Date & Time: Mar 26, 1942
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed 14 Super Electra
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Brisbane – Daly Waters – Batchelor
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The aircraft was carrying ten US soldiers and two crew to Batchelor. As the aircraft did not arrive, SAR operations were conducted. Four days later, the crew of a KNILM's DC-3 (PK-ALT) overflew the crash site. As all occupants seems to survive, foods and water were dropped to the zone and two days later, a truck arrived on the scene to evacuate all twelve occupants.
According to the crew, they lost their orientation while on a night flight and were unable to locate the airport of Batchelor. Eventually, the Captain decided to attempt an emergency landing but after touchdown, the aircraft hit trees and both wings were sheared off.