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Accident description
Last updated: 13 February 2016
Date:Saturday 23 March 1946
Type:Avro 691 Lancastrian 1
Operating for:Qantas
Leased from:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registration: G-AGLX
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
Disappeared between Sri Lanka and the Cocos Islands while on a flight to Australia. The aircraft was operated by Qantas.

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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.
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