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Last updated: 25 September 2018
Datum:Dienstag 31 Dezember 1968
Zeit:ca 11:35
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 720 Viscount
Fluggesellschaft:MacRobertson Miller Airlines
Kennzeichen: VH-RMQ
Werknummer: 45
Baujahr: 1954
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 21 / Insassen: 21
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 26 / Insassen: 26
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:48 km (30 Meilen) S of Port Hedland, WA (   Australien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Perth Airport, WA (PER/YPPH), Australien
Flug nach:Port Hedland Airport, WA (PHE/YPPD), Australien
Flight 1750 departed Perth (PER) at 08:29 for a flight to Port Hedland (PHE). The flight climbed to FL190, encountering light to moderate turbulence. Last radio contact was at 11:34 when the crew reported 30DME south of Port Hedland, descending from 7000 feet. The aircraft was seen to descend rapidly and steeply a little later. The wreckage was found at 28 miles from Port Hedland.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE: "The cause of the accident was that the fatigue endurance of the starboard inner main spar lower boom was substantially reduced by the insertion of a flared bush at station 143 when the margin of safety associated with the retirement life specified for such booms did not ensure that this boom would achieve its retirement life in the presence of such a defect."

» ICAO Circular 107-AN/81 (71-95)


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Distance from Perth Airport, WA to Port Hedland Airport, WA as the crow flies is 1309 km (818 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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