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Last updated: 20 October 2020
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Datum:woensdag 25 november 1953
Tijd:ca 13:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol 170 Freighter 21E
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registratie: A81-2
Constructienummer: 12805
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:8 km (5 mijl) SW of Mallala, SA (   AustraliŽ)
Fase: Onbekend (UNK)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Mallala RAAF Base, SA, AustraliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Mallala RAAF Base, SA, AustraliŽ
Beschrijving:
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.

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


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