Vliegtuigongeval op 23 MAR 1946 met Avro 691 Lancastrian C.1 G-AGLX - Indian Ocean
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Datum:zaterdag 23 maart 1946
Type:Avro 691 Lancastrian C.1
Vloog voor:Qantas
Gehuurd van:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registratie: G-AGLX
Constructienummer: 1178
Motoren: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Totaal:slachtoffers: 10 / inzittenden: 10
Schade: Vermist
Gevolgen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Plaats:Indian Ocean (   Indische Oceaan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Negombo RAF Station (CMB/VCBI), Sri Lanka
Vliegveld van aankomst:Cocos Islands Airport (CCK/YPCC), Cocos (Keeling) Eilanden
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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Negombo RAF Station en Cocos Islands Airport bedraagt 2841 km (1776 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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