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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 23 November 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic B170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol 170 Freighter 1A
Operator:Bristol Aeroplane Company
Registration: G-AIMC
C/n / msn: 12793
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Wau Airport (WUG) (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Demonstration
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Wau Airport (WUG/AYWU), Papua New Guinea
Narrative:
The Bristol landed uphill on the inclined Wau runway. At the end of the landing run the brake cable failed, causing the aircraft to run backwards, ending up in a ditch.

Sources:
» Piston Engine Airliner Production List / A.B. Eastwood, J. Roach, 1996
» The Civil Aircraft Registers of Great Britain
» WAAS
» Flight International 30-10-1947


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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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