PK-AFV: Douglas Aircraft Company, Douglas DC-3, Propeller, KLM, KNILM, Bandung, Dutch East Indies, Broome, Western Australia

PK-AFV: Douglas Aircraft Company, Douglas DC-3, Propeller, KLM, KNILM, Bandung, Dutch East Indies, Broome, Western Australia

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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! PK-AFV, also known as Pelikaan and previously registered as PH-ALP, was a Douglas, and DC-3 twin-propeller-engined airliner, operated by KLM and its Asian subsidiary, KNILM from 1937 to 1942. The aircraft is sometimes incorrectly referred to as a Dakota or C-47, which were names given to military variants of the DC-3.On March 3, 1942, while on a flight from Bandung, in the Dutch East Indies (later Indonesia), to Broome, Australia, PK-AFV was attacked by Japanese fighter planes; it was crash-landed on a beach near Broome. Four passengers died of bullet wounds or as a result of the crash. The cargo included diamonds worth an estimated A£150,000-300,000 (now an approximate A$20-40 million). The majority of these diamonds were lost or stolen following the crash. Their fate remains an officially unsolved mystery.

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Verlag Betascript Publishers
Ersterscheinung Februar 2010
Maße 220 mm x 150 mm x 16 mm
Gewicht 409 Gramm
Format Taschenbuch
ISBN-13 9786130413873
Auflage Nicht bekannt
Seiten 264

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