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Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Datum:Dienstag 25 Oktober 1938
Zeit:13:45
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-210
Fluggesellschaft:Australian National Airways - ANA
Kennzeichen: VH-UYC
Werknummer: 1566
Baujahr: 1937
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 14
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 18 / Insassen: 18
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Mt Dandenong, VIC (   Australien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Adelaide Airport, SA (ADL/YPAD), Australien
Flug nach:Melbourne-Essendon Airport, VIC (MEB/YMEN), Australien
Unfallbericht:
En route from Adelaide to Melbourne, the DC-2 named "Kyeema" lost its visual bearings while trying to locate Essendon Airport. It was on the wrong heading and after entering cloud, impacted the top of Mount Dandenong, 50 km east of Melbourne and approximately 45 km south east of the airfield at Essendon. The four crew members (Capt A.C. Webb, First Off A.J. Steen, Hostess Elva Jones, Cadett Pilot Phillip Pring) and the 14 passengers died.

Informationsquelle:
» Air Crash Vol.1/Macarthur Job, p131-146
» Flight Safety magazine Nov 1998


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Distance from Adelaide Airport, SA to Melbourne-Essendon Airport, VIC as the crow flies is 647 km (404 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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