- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: June 14, 1943
Time: ?
Location: Near Mackay, OLD, Australia
Operator: Military - U.S. Army Air Forces
Flight #: ?
Route: ?
AC Type: B-17C Flying Fortress
Registration: ?
cn / ln: ?
Aboard: 41   (passengers:?  crew:?)
Fatalities: 40   (passengers:?  crew:?)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft took off into ground fog and leveled off at an altitude of about 300 feet. In a matter of minutes the plane had caught fire in the air, and as it dived into the trees one of its wings came away leaving a great opening in the fuselage through which most of the passengers were emptied into the bush before the final impact.
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