Narrative:Crashed three minutes after takeoff from runway 11. The aircraft struck the rising stony ground.
|Date:||Thursday 19 April 1945|
|Operator:||United States Navy|
|C/n / msn:|| 10017|
|First flight:|| 1943|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||W of Perth, WA (Australia)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Guildford Airport, WA (PER/YPPH), Australia|
|Destination airport:||Adelaide Airport, SA (ADL/YPAD), Australia|
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Guildford Airport, WA to Adelaide Airport, SA as the crow flies is 2109 km (1318 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.