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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Datum:maandag 8 november 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-232
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Australian National Airways - ANA
Registratie: VH-UZK
Constructienummer: 2003
Bouwjaar: 1937
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 19
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 23
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Mount Macedon, VIC (   AustraliŽ)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Melbourne-Essendon Airport, VIC (MEB/YMEN), AustraliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Deniliquin Airport, NSW (DNQ/YDLQ), AustraliŽ
The DC-3 departed Essendon at 07:26 for a flight to Denilquin. At around 07:40 the flight was seen passing Mount Macedon township at low altitude. The aircraft then struck cloud-covered Mount Macedon near the summit.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The cause of the aircraft striking high ground whilst flying in cloud at a height of approximately 3000ft was that - a) The pilot failed to make good the track specified in his Flight Plan, and deviated some 9mls to port of the correct track. This deviation was either deliberate or due to an error in navigation. b) The pilot failed to comply with the requirements of the visual flight rules, thus violating the conditions of his flight clearance."


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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 Melbourne-Essendon Airport, VIC en Deniliquin Airport, NSW bedraagt 241 km (150 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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