Accident description
Last updated: 31 July 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 10 September 1958
Type:Martin PBM-5A Mariner
Operator:Marine Luchtvaart Dienst (MLD)
Registration: P-303
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Abadan Airport (ABD) (   Iran) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Abadan Airport (ABD/OIAA), Iran
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Mariner P-303 was being ferried to the Netherlands from Biak, Indonesia. Due to technical problems, a forced landing was carried out at Abadan, Iran. About two weeks later, repairs had been accomplished and the airplane took off. Shortly after takeoff an oil leak was observed on engine nr.1. While on finals for landing at Abadan the airplane suddenly lost height and crashed, killing all aboard. It appeared that the remaining engine went into reverse, causing the crew to lose control.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Leeuwarder Courant


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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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