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Last updated: 25 September 2018
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
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Wau Airport (WUG) (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Wau Airport (WUG/AYWU), Papua New Guinea
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.

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


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