Dive Site c 47 Dakota
MAX DEPTH 22 Metres SUNK 1946
LENGTH Wingspan 95 Feet
POSITION Latitude 12o 25” 507 S Longitude 130o 48” 101 E
C 47 Dakota plane located in 2006 by Shaun Uden of Fish Darwin The site has been heritige listed and no anchoring is permitted at the site a buoy has been installed aprox 22m from the wreck and a line of star pickets will then lead the diver to the cockpit section of the wreck.
The plane is possibly C-47BA-115 which crashed on September 5 1946 the aircraft ditched with the starboard engine on fire 500 yards out from Mindil beach at approximately 1708 hours their were passengers on board some of them were injured but all survived.