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Last updated: 17 November 2019
Status:Definitief
Datum:zondag 1 januari 1950
Tijd:00:57
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 414-08 Hudson IVA
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:John Fairfax & Sons
Registratie: VH-SMK
Constructienummer: 6043
Bouwjaar:
Aantal vlieguren:2566
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-SC3-G
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Camden Airport, NSW (CDU) (   AustraliŽ)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Camden Airport, NSW (CDU/YSCN), AustraliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Dubbo Airport, NSW (DBO/YSDU), AustraliŽ
Beschrijving:
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:
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Investigating agency: DCA Australia
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 154 days (5 months)
Accident number: Final report
Download report: Final report

Bronnen:
» 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
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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
 

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 Camden Airport, NSW en Dubbo Airport, NSW bedraagt 282 km (176 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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