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Accident description
Last updated: 4 May 2016
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Date:Sunday 13 February 1944
Type:Lockheed 14-WF62 Super Electra
Operating for:Guinea Airways Pty Ltd.
Leased from:Allied Directorate of Air Transport (ADAT)
Registration: VH-CXI
C/n / msn: 1414
First flight: 1938
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Alice Springs Airport, NT (ASP) (   Australia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Alice Springs Airport, NT (ASP/YBAS), Australia
Destination airport:Adelaide-Parafield Airport, SA (YPPF), Australia
Narrative:
The aircraft developed a swing on takeoff and ground looped., The left hand main gear and no. 1 engine both separated. A propeller blade tore off and cut through the nose just forward of the pilot's feet. The damage was such that the aircraft was scrapped after usable parts had been removed.

Sources:
» The Lockheed File - VH-CXI


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Distance from Alice Springs Airport, NT to Adelaide-Parafield Airport, SA as the crow flies is 1300 km (812 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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