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Last updated: 26 November 2021
Date:Saturday 25 March 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 414-08 Hudson IVA
Operating for:Mandated Airines Ltd. - MAL
Leased from:Fawcett Aviation Service
Registration: VH-BDN
MSN: 6044
First flight: 1941
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lae Airfield (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Lae Airfield, Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Lae Airfield, Papua New Guinea
Returned due to no.1 engine failure; had to go around because of traffic on the runway and collided with telephone wires, crashing into a house.

» The Lockheed File - VH-BDN
» Daily Mercury - Mon 27 Mar 1950


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