Accident description
Last updated: 21 December 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 24 June 1957
Type:Lockheed 414-56 Hudson IIIA
Operator:Adastra Airways
Registration: VH-AGO
C/n / msn: 6429
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Horn Island Airport, QLD (HID) (   Australia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Survey/research
Departure airport:Horn Island Airport, QLD (HID/YHID), Australia
Destination airport:Horn Island Airport, QLD (HID/YHID), Australia
Narrative:
Crashed while trying to land at Horn Island runway 08 following engine problems. The airplane was operating on survey flights over the bauxite field at Weipa Mission.

Sources:
» The Age - Jun 25, 1957


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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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