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Last updated: 21 November 2018
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Date:Thursday 2 September 1948
Time:ca 20:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Australian National Airways - ANA
Registration: VH-ANK
C/n / msn: 9999
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Quirindi, NSW (   Australia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Brisbane-Eagle Farm Airport, QLD, Australia
Destination airport:Sydney-Mascot Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY), Australia
Narrative:
The DC-3, named "Lutana", strayed off course and crashed into the 4600 feet high Square Peak Mountain, 100 miles off course.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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Distance from Brisbane-Eagle Farm Airport, QLD to Sydney-Mascot Airport, NSW as the crow flies is 750 km (469 miles).

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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Douglas DC-3

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  • 2649th loss
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