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Datum:vrijdag 6 november 1942
Type:Douglas DC-5-511
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Allied Directorate of Air Transport - ADAT
Registratie: VHCXB
Constructienummer: 424
Bouwjaar: 1940
Motoren: 2 Wright R-1820-F62
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 20
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 22
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Lurnea Siding Airstrip, QLD (   AustraliŽ)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Charleville Airport, QLD (CTL/YBCV), AustraliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Brisbane-Archerfield Airport, QLD (ACF/YBAF), AustraliŽ
The DC-5 transport plane took off from Charleville, QLD carrying about 20 U.S. Servicemen who were heading to Brisbane on leave. After climbing to 6000 feet one engine lost power completely. The crew feathered the propeller but were unable to maintain height.
A forced landing was carried out on emergency landing strip near Lurnea Siding, about 30 miles east of Charleville. A satisfactory touch-down was made but unfortunately, on the strip, there was an anthill which was hit at about 70 mph causing the undercarriage strut to be pushed through a wing. Substantial damage to the airframe resulted but nobody was injured.

» Douglas DC-5 in Australia / D. Goodall


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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 Charleville Airport, QLD en Brisbane-Archerfield Airport, QLD bedraagt 678 km (424 miles).

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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