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Accident description
Last updated: 3 December 2016
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Date:Monday 24 June 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
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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