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Accident description
Last updated: 29 November 2015
Date:Sunday 14 March 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-5-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Queensland Airlines
Registration: VH-BBV
C/n / msn: 12360
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:off Mackay Airport, QLD (MKY) (   Australia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Mackay Airport, QLD (MKY/YBMK), Australia
Destination airport:Rockhampton Airport, QLD (ROK/YBRK), Australia
Crashed into the sea.

» The Canberra Times Monday 15 March 1954


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Distance from Mackay Airport, QLD to Rockhampton Airport, QLD as the crow flies is 279 km (174 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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