Accident Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3) VH-TAT,
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Date:Wednesday 8 August 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Trans Australia Airlines - TAA
Registration: VH-TAT
MSN: 13083
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Barilla Bay, TAS -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Hobart Airport, TAS (HBA/YMHB)
Destination airport:Melbourne (unknown airport), VIC
The DC-3 crashed into Barilla Bay immediately after takeoff.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Loss of lateral control during a turn at low altitude soon after take-off. The probable cause of the loss of lateral control was the presence of ice on the aircraft surface."



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