Bird strike Accident Handley Page Hastings NZ5804,
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Date:Friday 9 September 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic hphs model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Handley Page Hastings
Owner/operator:Royal New Zealand Air Force - RNZAF
Registration: NZ5804
MSN: HP95/4
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Darwin RAAF Station, NT (DRW) -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Darwin RAAF Station, NT (DRW/YPDN)
Destination airport:
Power was lost in three engines due to multiple birdstrikes immediately after takeoff.


Hastings Bangs and Prangs and Splashes and Crashes


photo (c) RuthAS; London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL); 10 October 1953; (CC:by-sa)

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