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Last updated: 17 November 2019
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:dimanche 1 janvier 1950
Heure:00:57
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 414-08 Hudson IVA
Compagnie:John Fairfax & Sons
Immatriculation: VH-SMK
Numéro de série: 6043
Année de Fabrication:
Heures de vol:2566
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-SC3-G
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Camden Airport, NSW (CDU) (   Australie)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Camden Airport, NSW (CDU/YSCN), Australie
Aéroport de destination:Dubbo Airport, NSW (DBO/YSDU), Australie
Détails:
The Lockheed Hudson was engaged in a cargo flight to transport copies of The Sunday Herald newspaper from Camden to Dubbo, Australia.
Immediately after takeoff, from a height of about 150 feet, the aircraft stalled and dived into the ground. Both occupants were killed.
The investigation showed that the captain did not hold a valid license, but he was competent to act as pilot-in-command of the Hudson. It was not considered to be a factor in the accident.
It was also found that the takeoff weight was 213-594 lbs over the maximum permitted weight. The load was correctly distributed, but not secured as required.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE: Loss of control of the aircraft for reasons undetermined.
The no.2 engine probably failed prior to impact with the ground and such failure, if it did occur, would be a possible contributory cause of the loss of control.

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: DCA Australia
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 154 days (5 months)
Accident number: Final report
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» The Sydney Morning Herald - 2 Jan 1950


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accident date: 01-01-1950
type: Lockheed 414-08 Hudson IVA
registration: VH-SMK
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accident date: 01-01-1950
type: Lockheed 414-08 Hudson IVA
registration: VH-SMK
photo of Lockheed-414-08-Hudson-IVA-VH-SMK
accident date: 01-01-1950
type: Lockheed 414-08 Hudson IVA
registration: VH-SMK
photo of Lockheed-414-08-Hudson-IVA-VH-SMK
accident date: 01-01-1950
type: Lockheed 414-08 Hudson IVA
registration: VH-SMK
photo of Lockheed-414-08-Hudson-IVA-VH-SMK
accident date: 01-01-1950
type: Lockheed 414-08 Hudson IVA
registration: VH-SMK
 

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Camden Airport, NSW et Dubbo Airport, NSW est de 282 km (176 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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