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Last updated: 20 October 2020
Estado:
Fecha:miércoles 25 noviembre 1953
Hora:ca 13:00
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol 170 Freighter 21E
Operador:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registración: A81-2
Numéro de série: 12805
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:8 km (5 milles) SW of Mallala, SA (   Australia)
Fase: Desconocido (UNK)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Mallala RAAF Base, SA, Australia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Mallala RAAF Base, SA, Australia
Descripción:
Crashed in a wheatfield after the mainplane separated in flight in instrument weather conditions.
The aircraft operated on a routine training mission.

Several month before the accident cordline cracks in the upper and lower wing surfaces caused the Bristol 170s of 34 Squadron to be grounded for inspections. They were declared serviceable by a technician from Bristol.

Fuentes:
» The Canberra Times - 26 November 1953
» The Advertiser - 26 November 1953


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