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Last updated: 10 October 2015
Datum:Dienstag 19 März 1957
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-35-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Kennzeichen: A65-112
Werknummer: 33303/16555
Baujahr: 1945
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Duntroon, ACT (   Australien)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Flug von:Canberra Airport, ACT (CBR/YSCB), Australien
Flug nach:Canberra Airport, ACT (CBR/YSCB), Australien
The aircraft departed Canberra's runway 30 on a night-time training flight. Shortly after takeoff the nr.1 propeller oversped. Action was taken to feather the prop. However, the drive gear to the constant speed unit had broken, causing the feathering process to take some 30 seconds instead of the usual 10-15 seconds. The crew were worried that they would not be able to clear the hills in front. The captain decided to turn to the south, in an attempt to carry out an emergency landing in the open paddocks south of the airport. While still attempting to climb in order to avoid Mt Pleasant, the aircraft stalled. It crashed near some houses and burned.

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