Flugunfall 23 MAR 1946 einer Avro 691 Lancastrian C.1 G-AGLX - Indian Ocean
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Datum:Samstag 23 Mrz 1946
Flugzeugtyp:Avro 691 Lancastrian C.1
Betrieben durch:Qantas
Gemietet von :British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Kennzeichen: G-AGLX
Werknummer: 1178
Triebwerk: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 10
Sachschaden: Vermisst
Konsequenzen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Unfallort:Indian Ocean (   Indian Ocean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Negombo RAF Station (CMB/VCBI), Sri Lanka
Flug nach:Cocos Islands Airport (CCK/YPCC),
The Avro 691 Lancastrian operated on a flight from the United Kingdom to Australia. The initial stages to Karachi were carried out by BOAC. The continuing legs from Karachi to Colombo, Cocos Islands, Perth, Gawler and Sydney were carried out by Qantas.
Lancastrian G-AGLX was a former RAF Lancaster bomber, converted for civilian use.
Reportedly the departure from Colombo's Negombo RAF Station was delayed for two hours because of a fault in the plane's radio equipment. After departing for the flight across the Indian Ocean to the Cocos Islands, the crew radioed position reports. The last position report received was at 18:00 hours Perth time. The scheduled report at 18:30 was never received and the aircraft was reported missing.
The point at which the Lancastrian last reported was within the inter-tropic area where the weather front was probably at its worst over the whole route.
An extensive search failed to find a trace of the aircraft.

» The West Australian 26 Mar 1946
» The Civil Aircraft Registers of Great Britain


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Distance from Negombo RAF Station to Cocos Islands Airport as the crow flies is 2841 km (1776 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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