Accident description
Last updated: 18 April 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 8 August 1951
Time:ca 21:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Trans Australia Airlines - TAA
Registration: VH-TAT
C/n / msn: 13083
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Barilla Bay, TAS (   Australia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Hobart Airport, TAS (HBA/YMHB), Australia
Destination airport:Melbourne (unknown airport), VIC, Australia
Narrative:
The DC-3 crashed into Barilla Bay immediately after takeoff.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Loss of lateral control during a turn at low altitude soon after take-off. The probable cause of the loss of lateral control was the presence of ice on the aircraft surface."

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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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