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Last updated: 18 November 2017
Datum:Samstag 23 März 1946
Flugzeugtyp:Avro 691 Lancastrian 1
Betrieben durch:Qantas
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 1, a bomber converted for civilian use, operated on a flight from the United Kingdom to Perth, Australia.
The aircraft went missing on the leg between Negombo RAF Station, Sri Lanka and the Cocos Islands.
Reportedly the departure from Negombo was delayed for two hours because of a fault in the plane's radio equipment. The crew radioed their position during the flight. The last position report received was at 18:00 hours Perth time. The scheduled report at 18:30 was never received.
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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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).
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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