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Last updated: 7 August 2020
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Datum:dinsdag 26 januari 1960
Tijd:ca 12:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic HERN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-114 Heron 2D
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Transportes Aťreos de Timor
Registratie: CR-TAI
Constructienummer: 14132
Bouwjaar: 1959
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 7
Totaal:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:NW off Bathurst Island, NT (   AustraliŽ)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Darwin Airport, NT (DRW/YPDN), AustraliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Baucau-English Madeira Airport (BCH/WPEC), Oost Timor
Beschrijving:
The Heron took off from Darwin at 11:33 for a 1hour and 20 minutes-flight to Baucau. At 12:10 there was radio contact with a company DH-104 Dove (CR-TAG) flying from Baucau to Darwin. This was the last contact with the flight before it crashed into the sea, NW of Bathurst Island.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "It was concluded that the most likely chief cause of the accident lay in the fact that the pilot was flying the aircraft in bad visibility conditions for which he was not duly qualified, and it was presumed that reasons of a psychological nature accounted for the accident."



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photo of de-Havilland-DH-114-Heron-2D-CR-TAI
accident date: 26-01-1960
type: de Havilland DH-114 Heron 2D
registration: CR-TAI
 

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 Darwin Airport, NT en Baucau-English Madeira Airport bedraagt 653 km (408 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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