Accident description
Last updated: 31 July 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 7 April 1949
Time:13:15
Type:Avro 691 Lancastrian 1
Operator:Qantas
Registration: VH-EAS
C/n / msn: 1184
First flight:
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dubbo Airport, NSW (DBO) (   Australia) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Dubbo Airport, NSW (DBO/YSDU), Australia
Destination airport:Dubbo Airport, NSW (DBO/YSDU), Australia
Narrative:
The four-engine Lancastrian plane was destroyed by fire during a landing accident at Dubbo Airport, NSW (DBO). The airplane was engaged in a training flight, with the crew members practicing takeoffs and landings. At the time of the accident the pilot carried out a flapless landing. It failed to stop on the runway so the pilot attempted a ground loop in the south-east corner of the airfield. The left hand wheel gave way, causing the left wing to contact the ground. The wing broke, causing spilled fuel to ignite. The fire destroyed the aircraft.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot carried out a flapless landing under unsuitable meteorological and wind conditions."

Sources:
» The Canberra Times (8 April 1949)


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Distance from Dubbo Airport, NSW to Dubbo Airport, NSW as the crow flies is 0 km (0 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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