ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed 414-08 Hudson IVA VH-SML Barrington Tops, NSW
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Date:Tuesday 14 September 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 414-08 Hudson IVA
Operator:John Fairfax & Sons
Registration: VH-SML
MSN: 6049
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Barrington Tops, NSW (   Australia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Sydney-Mascot Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY), Australia
Destination airport:Taree Airport, NSW (TRO/YTRE), Australia
A Lockheed 414-08 Hudson cargo plane, VH-SML, departed Sydney-Mascot Airport, NSW (SYD) on a newspaper delivery flight to Taree, Kempsey, Armidale, Glen Innes, Tamworth and back to Sydney. The flight took off about 14:00 hours. Last radio contact with the crew was at 14:37 when they reported over Belford, expecting to land at Taree at 15:01.
The wreckage was found on December 22, 1955.

» The Sydney Morning Herald - 15 September 1954


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Sydney-Mascot Airport, NSW to Taree Airport, NSW as the crow flies is 260 km (162 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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