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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:dimanche 8 juin 1958
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 414-56 Hudson IIIA
Compagnie:Adastra Airways
Immatriculation: VH-AGG
Numéro de série: 6486
Année de Fabrication:
Moteurs: 2 Wright R-1820-G205A
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:0,3 km (0.2 milles) SE of Lae Airfield (   Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Aéroport de départ:Lae Airfield, Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée
Aéroport de destination:Lae Airfield, Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée
The Lockheed Hudson departed Lae at 07:06 for a photographic survey flight to Wewak. At 07:51 the flight advised that weather conditions were unfavourable and that the aircraft was returning to Lae.
Contact was made with Lae Tower at 08:09 and the flight received landing instructions: "Runway 32 wind 300° at 15 knots gusting to 20 knots.
When turning onto base leg, the pilot radioed that he would carry out a practice asymmetric landing.
At 08:16 the controller notice the aircraft in what appeared to be a stalled condition with port wing low in a nose down left hand turn. Power was then applied to the no.2 (right hand) engine. The aircraft partially rolled to the left and entered the water left wing first.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE: "Loss of control for reasons which can not be determined."

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