Accident description
Last updated: 23 April 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 13 February 1944
Type:Lockheed 14-WF62 Super Electra
Operator:Guinea Airways Pty Ltd.
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 take-off and ground looped., The left hand main gear and nr.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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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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