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Last updated: 18 January 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 1 April 1965
Zeit:22:17 UTC
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Victorian Air Coach Services
Kennzeichen: VH-ANJ
Werknummer: 9105
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Wright GR-1820 Cyclone
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 20
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 23
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Warrnambool Airport, VIC (WMB) (   Australien)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Warrnambool Airport, VIC (WMB/YWBL), Australien
Flug nach:Melbourne-Essendon Airport, VIC (MEB/YMEN), Australien
Flugnummer: 1
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft commenced a take off from Warrnambool Airport, Australia, and became airborne. Prior to undercarriage retraction, a loss of engine power occurred, and the pilot in command deduced that the no.1 (left) engine had failed. He feathered this engine and then became aware that the no.2 (right) engine was delivering only partial power which was insufficient to sustain the aircraft in flight. A suitable area was selected immediately, and a landing with wheels and flaps retracted was made in grassy paddocks on level terrain but the aircraft passed through three fences before coming to rest.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause: "The cause of the accident was that the pilot in command, on becoming aware of a loss of engine power, took action to feather the propeller after adopting procedures which failed to ensure correct identification of the defective engine."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Circular 88/74 Volume II (3-6)
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Distance from Warrnambool Airport, VIC to Melbourne-Essendon Airport, VIC as the crow flies is 224 km (140 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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