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Last updated: 4 August 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Montag 12 Dezember 1960
Zeit:ca 14:45
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Fluggesellschaft:Airlines of New South Wales
Kennzeichen: VH-INI
Werknummer: 12252
Baujahr: 1943
Betriebsstunden:33027
Triebwerk: 2 Wright R-1820-G202A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:21 km (13.1 Meilen) E vom Land entfernt von South Head, Sydney, NSW (   Australien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Ausbildungsflug
Flug von:Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY), Australien
Flug nach:Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY), Australien
Unfallbericht:
The DC-3C had departed Sydney for a pilot training flight, but failed to return. Some floating wreckage was found and recovered off Sydney.
It was determined that the aircraft did not carry out a controlled ditching, based on the pieces of wreckage that were recovered. Investigators also did not find any evidence of a fire or explosion.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE: "The cause of this accident has not been determined."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: DCA Australia
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 147 days (5 months)
Accident number: Final report
Download report: Final report


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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