Date & Time: Jan 26, 1942
Type of aircraft:
Grumman G-21A Goose
Operator:
Registration:
PK-AFS
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
No
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Kupang - Kupang
MSN:
1081
YOM:
1940
Country:
Indonesia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
5
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The crew left Kupang-Penfui Airport in the day to proceed to an aerial surveillance of the region of Kupang to inspect the evacuation of the civilians because of the impending Japanese invasion. En route, the seaplane was shot down by the pilot of a Japanese fighter and crashed in a field, killing all five crew members.
Probable cause:
Shot down by a Japanese fighter.