THE LOSS OF DAKOTA A65-106  

A survivor is evacuated many hours after the crash, such was the difficult terrain and weather conditions.


The crash of this aircraft was an historic event, for here, we lost four Australians in our commitment to manned space travel.  The loss of these crewmembers is as significant to Australian aviation history as was the loss to the USA, of the three astronauts in the Apollo I Capsule fire in January 1967.   Indeed it was in support of this first group of astronauts, that A65-106 was tasked when it crashed some six years earlier.


A survivor is evacuated many hours after the crash, such was the difficult terrain and weather conditions.


The crash of this aircraft was an historic event, for here, we lost four Australians in our commitment to manned space travel. The loss of these crewmembers is as significant to Australian aviation history as was the loss to the USA, of the three astronauts in the Apollo I Capsule fire in January 1967. Indeed it was in support of this first group of astronauts, that A65-106 was tasked when it crashed some six years earlier.


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