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Accident
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:dinsdag 31 december 1968
Tijd:ca 11:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 720 Viscount
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:MacRobertson Miller Airlines
Registratie: VH-RMQ
Constructienummer: 45
Bouwjaar: 1954
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 21 / inzittenden: 21
Totaal:slachtoffers: 26 / inzittenden: 26
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:48 km (30 mijl) S of Port Hedland, WA (   AustraliŽ)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Perth Airport, WA (PER/YPPH), AustraliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Port Hedland Airport, WA (PHE/YPPD), AustraliŽ
Vluchtnummer:1750
Beschrijving:
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."

Bronnen:
» ICAO Circular 107-AN/81 (71-95)


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Perth Airport, WA en Port Hedland Airport, WA bedraagt 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 Networkís 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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Vickers Viscount

  • 445 built
  • 75e ongeval
  • 40e dodelijk ongeval
  • 15e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 28e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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 AustraliŽ
  • 5e zwaarste ongeval
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