Narrative:Disappeared between Sri Lanka and the Cocos Islands while on a flight to Australia. The aircraft was operated by Qantas.
|Date:||Saturday 23 March 1946|
|Type:||Avro 691 Lancastrian 1|
|Leased from:||British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC|
|C/n / msn:|| 1178|
|First flight:|| |
|Engines:|| 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Total:||Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10 |
|Airplane damage:|| Missing|
|Airplane fate:|| Presumed damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Indian Ocean ( Indian Ocean)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Negombo RAF Station (CMB/VCBI), Sri Lanka|
|Destination airport:||Cocos Islands Airport (CCK/YPCC), Cocos (Keeling) Islands|
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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 Negombo RAF Station to Cocos Islands Airport as the crow flies is 2841 km (1776 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.