Accident description
Last updated: 23 August 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 2 July 1949
Time:02:13
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DL (DC-3)
Operator:MacRobertson Miller Airlines
Registration: VH-MME
C/n / msn: 9350
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Guildford Airport, WA (PER) (   Australia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Guildford Airport, WA (PER/YPPH), Australia
Destination airport:Darwin Airport, NT (DRW/YPDN), Australia
Narrative:
The DC-3 crashed immediately after takeoff from Guildford Airport, WA (PER) and caught fire.

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Distance from Guildford Airport, WA to Darwin Airport, NT as the crow flies is 2644 km (1653 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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