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Last updated: 8 April 2020
Status:Final
Date:Sunday 8 June 1958
Time:08:16
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 414-56 Hudson IIIA
Operator:Adastra Airways
Registration: VH-AGG
C/n / msn: 6486
First flight:
Engines: 2 Wright R-1820-G205A
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:0,3 km (0.2 mls) SE of Lae Airfield (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Survey/research
Departure airport:Lae Airfield, Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Lae Airfield, Papua New Guinea
Narrative:
The Lockheed Hudson departed Lae at 07:06 for a photographic survey flight to Wewak. At 07:51 the flight advised that weather conditions were unfavourable and that the aircraft was returning to Lae.
Contact was made with Lae Tower at 08:09 and the flight received landing instructions: "Runway 32 wind 300 at 15 knots gusting to 20 knots.
When turning onto base leg, the pilot radioed that he would carry out a practice asymmetric landing.
At 08:16 the controller notice the aircraft in what appeared to be a stalled condition with port wing low in a nose down left hand turn. Power was then applied to the no.2 (right hand) engine. The aircraft partially rolled to the left and entered the water left wing first.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE: "Loss of control for reasons which can not be determined."

Classification:
Cause undetermined
Loss of control

Sources:
» DCA Aircraft Accident Report


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